Empoli – Lazio
Empoli hosts Lazio in a game from the 4th round of the Italian Serie A. Let’s have a look at this match.
Empoli are currently 8th in the Serie A standings with 4 points won and a record of one win, one draw and one loss. They kicked off their campaign with a win against Cagliari, which was followed by a loss against Genoa and a draw with Chievo away from home.
Empoli are among the newcomers in the Calcio this season. In their previous campaign they did very well in the Serie B and won promotion, but now the levels are very different, of course. Winning promotion for the Serie A is one thing, but keeping your place in the elite division is much harder thing to do. Empoli started the new season with a win, but in the next two games they saw how difficult it could be in the Calcio.
Lazio didn’t have the best start in the Serie A this season. The team from the capital is currently 16th in the standings, having won just one of its three matches so far. Lazio started the season with two consecutive losses against Napoli and Juventus. In the previous round the Eagles finally won, beating Frosinone with 1-0 at home. The only goal in the game was scored by the Spanish midfielder Luis Alberto.
Last season Lazio had a heartbreaking finale of the season, being kicked out from the Top 4 in the last round of the league. Now the goal in front of Simone Inzaghi and his players is pretty clear – a finish in the Top 4 and a qualification for the Champions League.
This is our look at the Serie A clash between Empoli and Lazio. One of the newcomers in the league will have a difficult task against one of the strongest teams in the country.