Empoli suffered a narrow 1:0 defeat away to Empoli, but truth to be told, they weren’t expected to do more either. The side appeared too defensive and was limited in attack, while Juventus had to wait all the way till the 72nd minute to score.
Napoli comes from a very positive and impressive performance away from home against Roma with a 1:4 result. They took the lead in the second minute and looked like a side with a bit more initiative during the whole clash, deserving the victory fully.
Forward La Gumina (22/2) is injured for the hosts. The guests miss central back Albiol (16/1), defensive midfielder Diawara (13/0) and forward Insigne (23/9).
– Empoli has scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 home matches against Napoli.
Empoli is playing very attractive and offensive football in front of own fans and this game should be no different. Napoli remains a favorite but they will be tested here a lot.