Cagliari vs Empoli Preview

Cagliari vs Empoli 

Competition – Serie A

Stadium –  Sant’Elia

Date: 14th May 2017

Kick-off time – 14:00 GMT

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13th Place Cagliari will hope to bounce back from their loss in their last encounter with a win over the hard fighting Empoli.

Cagliari will be happy to finish the season in their current position – which means they would need to win this match.

They currently have 41 points, just one point more than 14th placed Sassuolo.

They have 3 wins and 3 losses from their last 6 league games, one loss coming in their latest outing.

Their recent home form is good – they have 2 wins from their last 2 at home and will be looking to get another 3 points from this match.

Empoli are hovering just above the relegation zone in 17th position.

They have just 32 points from 35 league games this season after winning 8 of those matches.

They have 3 wins from their last 4 games and recorded a win in their last league match.

If they lose this game, they would drop down to just 1 point above the relegation zone, while a win could see them move up to 16th in the league table.

They are currently on a 2 game winning streak away from home and they will be hoping to win this match to push them away from the relegation zone.

Cagliari (probable): Rafael; Pisacane, Salamon, Bruno Alves, Murru; Tachtidis; Isla, Barella, Ionita, Joao Pedro; Borriello

Suspended: None

Empoli (probable): Skorupski; Laurini, Bellusci, Costa, Pasqual; Mauri, Diousse, Croce;  El Kaddouri; Thiam, Pucciarelli

Suspended: None

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Cagliari last 5 matches (most recent first):
06/05/17 (a)Napoli 3-1 L
30/04/17 (h)Pescara 1-0 W
23/04/17 (a)Udinese 2-1 L
15/04/17 (h)Chievo 4-0 W
09/04/17 (h)Torino 2-3 L
 
Empoli last 5 matches (most recent first):
07/05/17 (h)Bologna 3-1 W
30/04/17 (h)Sassuolo 1-3 L
23/04/17 (a)AC Milan 1-2 W
15/04/17 (a)Fiorentina 1-2 W
08/04/17 (h)Pescara 1-1 D

Last time they met: Empoli 2-0 Cagliari

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