Empoli vs AC Milan – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | Serie A 2022-23

Olivier Giroud of A.C. Milan against Verona
Olivier Giroud of A.C. Milan against Verona - IMAGO / LaPresse

AC Milan will continue their defence of the Serie A title this Saturday when they travel to Stadio Carlo Castellani to face Empoli.

Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli)

Key Statistics

Empoli have won just one of their last six games (D4, L1).

They have scored just once in four of their last five games. 

The hosts are winless in four competitive games at home this season in all competitions (D2, L2).

AC Milan have lost just one of their last 23 league games. 

They are unbeaten in 15 Serie A away matches (W10, D5).

The visitors haven’t lost consecutive league games since November 2021.  

Head to head

AC Milan are yet to lose to Empoli in Serie A (W7, D7). 

Latest performances in all competitions

Empoli: W-L-D-D-D

AC Milan: L-W-W-D-W


Empoli have maintained a solid start to the season with just two losses in seven games. 

However, Paolo Zanetti’s side have recorded four draws and just one win which came against Bologna. just before the International break. 

After gaining promotion to the Serie A in the 2020/21 campaign, Empoli secured a place in the Italian top-flight by finishing in 14th place last season and will be looking to secure yet another top-flight finish this season, and Paolo Zanetti who replaced Aurelio Andreazzoli will be under pressure to ensure that The Blues remain in the Italian top-flight. 

With three straight losses against the Milan-based side, Empoli will have to do better than in previous encounters to beat the Serie A Champions.

Possible Empoli starting line-up

Guglielmo Vicario; Petar Stojanovic, Sebastiano Luperto, Ardian Ismajli, Fabiano Parisi; Nicolas Haas, Filippo Bandinelii, Razvan Marin; Marko Pjaca; Sam Lammers, Martin Striano. 

Injured: Lorenzo Tonelli, Tommaso Baldanzi

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 

AC Milan  

AC Milan succumbed to a 1-2 loss to Napoli in their last outing before the international break, relinquishing the top spot to Luciano Spalletti’s side in the process.

The Rossoneri now find themselves in fifth place after seven rounds of football and will be keen to bounce back from their defeat to continue their title defence. 

Stefano Pioli’s side have so far made a good start to the season, but the Italian tactician will be keen to ensure his side closes the gap on the League leaders with a win against Empoli.

Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leao have ensured that Stefano Pioli’s side have not lacked goals with the French veteran chipping in with five goals and the Portuguese with three.

The Rossoneri will be optimistic of their chances coming up against Paolo Zanetti’s side with their attacking duo leading the lines once more.

Possible AC Milan starting line-up

Anton Tatarusan; Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Pierre Kalulu, Fode Ballo; Tommaso Pobega, Ismaël Bennacer; Junior Messias, Charles De Ketelaere, Rafael Leao; Olivier Giroud.

Injured: Alessandro Florenzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mike Maignan, Theo Hernandez

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 


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