Serie A action on Sunday as Empoli and Bologna meet at Carlo Castellani – 3:00pm GMT.
Empoli, currently sitting eleventh, host eighth placed Bologna on Sunday.
Empoli go into this match with six points secured
Cagliari were beaten 0-2 at Unipol Domus, the last time that Empoli played.
Aurelio Andreazzoli’s Empoli have lost three of their last five games this season. With six points, they are established in eleventh in the League having won two fixtures and lost three meetings.
Playing at home, Empoli have lost three fixtures.
Victory for Empoli would take their points tally to 9 so far this season.
Empoli may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
This season’s Serie A campaign, has so far seen Bologna achieve eight points
With one draws in one game, Manager Sinisa Mihajlovic has plenty to ponder, going into the next fixture, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. They currently stand eighth in the League, with eight points having won two matches, drawn two fixtures, and lost one game.
Bologna have drawn one game and lost one game of their two League matches away from home this season.
Bologna will have 11 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Bologna’s squad has depth, but even so, Sinisa Mihajlovic is likely to be missing two of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.
Empoli v Bologna – Head-to-Heads.
Predicting the outcome of this fixture is problematic, as both sides have managed to get a win on 14 occasions out of the last four wins matches. In addition, the two sides have drawn the last three meetings they have had.
Empoli to Win – 50 percent / Bologna to Win – 50 percent.