The match between Empoli and Monza will take place at Carlo Castellani Stadium in Empoli, Italy, on January 21.
Empoli’s season has been extremely challenging, and Aurelio Andreazzoli, who rejoined the team in September to take Paolo Zanetti‘s place, has been under greater stress as they seem destined to return to Serie B this year. In their latest game, which was played last weekend, they were defeated 2-1 by fellow struggling team Hellas Verona. After losing 3-0 to AC Milan the previous week, that match against Verona marked the team’s second straight loss. Since their unexpected victory over the reigning champions Napoli prior to the November international break, Empoli has now lost their past 8 matches. With just 11 goals produced so far this season, they are by far the lowest scoring team in the division. After scoring in the relegation 6-point game as a substitute, Szymon Zurkowski is most likely to make a comeback to the starting lineup, while Pezzella, Ebuehi, and Bastoni are all out due to injury.
In 2022, Monza became the first team to be promoted to the top division, and since then, they have been incredibly good, hoping to place in the top half of Serie A in only their 2nd season. The aspirational and reasonably well-off team enters this match after some recent extremely mediocre and uninteresting play. Last weekend’s 5-1 thumping of the league leaders by the visitors extended their unimpressive run. Monza’s aspirations to finish in the top 7 and the European berths are starting to fade as they have only managed to win 1 of their past 5 matches and a pair of their last 9. Regarding the visiting team, Caprari and Di Gregorio are both out due to injury, while Birindelli has been given a match ban. Monza will have a hard time trying to get a win in this game.
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Empoli vs Monza Game Information
- Date: 01/21/2024
- Time: 09:00 AM ET
- Location: Stadio Carlo Castellani – Computer Gross Arena (Empoli).
- How to Watch Empoli vs Monza: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv