Milan – Empoli, Europa League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR MILAN - EMPOLI
Milan must play this game well enough and at the same time to keep the energy for their visit to Lazio in Coppa Italia in few days later. It can certainly be said that Milan has progressed considerably lately and as Gattuso was on the brink of sacking, now Rossoneri are confidently marching to the top 4, where they are at the moment and will soon have a chance to get even closer to the third place, because they have derby with Inter.
Empoli finally got a victory, an impressive one, against Sassuolo at home 3-0, which means they are no longer in the relegation zone, where Bologna remained. It was only the 5th victory for the season for Empoli, but all these successes came in front of their fans. They have no victory as a guest. Even if they lose this game, Empoli will have the opportunity to get points in the next 3 rounds, because there are 2 games against opponents near them in the table.
Piatek is the new hero of Milan. The Pole scored against Atalanta, and Rossoneri made a comeback from 0-1 to 3-1 in a visit to a direct rival and thus proved their growth lately. Milan are a very strong host and usually, when they don’t win at San Siro against much stronger rivals than Empoli. Milan has not scored 2 or more goals in just 4 home games so far in the campaign. We expect a logical victory for Milan, but because the odds are better our prediction is Milan – Over 1.5 goals at 1.47.
- Empoli has conceded at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 11 away games
- Milan scored 6 goals in their last 2 games
MILAN TEAM NEWS
Suso(23/5 F), Zapata(10/0 D) and Bonaventura(8/3 M) are out
EMPOLI TEAM NEWS
Antonelli(10/0 D) and Mchedlidze(8/0 F) are out