Serie A Preview: Cesena vs. Empoli

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Updated: September 16, 2014
Empoli- Mirko Valdifiori

Match Date: 20 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Dino Manuzzi

 

Newly-promoted Empoli is keen on imposing itself against Cesena. The former has not won a single match since the season kicked off and has been lingering in the rock bottom pit of the table.

 

As for Cesena’s part, the upcoming match is an opportunity for redemption after Lazio heavily thrashed them with 3 goals.

 

The contenders

Cesena

When asked about his club’s recent performance, Cesena’s head honcho, Pierpaolo Bisoli stressed that the lads readily lacked the desire to win. And the straightforward description has its bearing and merit. As mentioned, Lazio slapped the club with 3 goals and Cesena’s weakness was evident when Lazio showed how easy it was to score goals against them.

 

Empoli

Empoli almost made Roma bled during their  last encounter. The capital club, which happened to be the match’s online betting favorite, had to fight tooth and nail before they scored the encounter’s winning goal. As a matter of fact, it could have ended in a scoreless stalemate had it not for Luigi Sepe’s own goal.
Due to their impressive performance, the club exhibits a high possibility of snatching a win. This assumption is even supported by the results of their previous meetings wherein Empoli has won 4 of their last 6 encounters. s

 

Possible head turners

Empoli’s Francesco Tavano has been taking most of the shots for the squad.  He needs to be more clinical though to ensure that the shots hit the net.

 

Prediction

Cesena 0-2 Empoli

 

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