Inter Milan vs Empoli Match Analysis & Prediction
23/01/2023 10:45 pm
Following their successful trip to Saudi Arabia, Supercoppa winners Inter Milan resume domestic duties on Monday, when the host Empoli at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
While the hosts are one point adrift of AC Milan in Serie A following a 1-0 victory over Verona last weekend, their visitors are unbeaten since returning from the winter break.
Inter Milan have won eight of their last 10 Serie A matches, including against previously unbeaten leaders Napoli, and they sit third in the standings following the recent demise of Juventus.
Simone Inzaghi has not only guided his side through to the Champions League knockout stages again, but also entered elite company by matching legendary coaches Marcello Lippi and Fabio Capello on four Supercoppa wins.
The former Lazio boss has fared well enough since switching to Milan, and following Inzaghi’s arrival, Inter have won the most home matches (22 out of 28), gained the most points at home (69) and scored the most home goals (69) throughout Serie A.
Inter have won each of their last nine league matches against Empoli with an aggregate score of 20-7, and the Tuscan side last won this fixture back in 2006. the Azzurri have also lost 93% of their away games against Monday’s hosts in Serie A.
However, Empoli did taste victory in their most recent game, as a 1-0 win over Sampdoria lifted them to within a point of the top half of the table.
Only the league’s bottom three have scored fewer goals than Empoli, though, and Paolo Zanetti will hope the the re-signing of experienced poacher Francesco Caputo can inspire the Tuscans to greater things in the second half of the season.
Inter Milan vs. Empoli Head to head
In the 27 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Inter have claimed 23 victories while Empoli have won two, and they have drawn twice. Empoli have scored 22 goals and conceded 62 in the process.
29/12/2018Empoli0Inter Milan1Serie A
26/05/2019Inter Milan2Empoli1Serie A
27/10/2021Empoli0Inter Milan2Serie A
19/01/2022Inter Milan(E)3Empoli2Coppa Italia
06/05/2022Inter Milan4Empoli2Serie A
Inter Milan Team News
Denzel Dumfries, Stefan de Vrij and Kristjan Asllani are in contention for promotion to the Inter starting lineup as Inzaghi may consider some rotation on Monday.
Romelu Lukaku recently returned to full training and is set to feature on the bench, but both midfield regular Marcelo Brozovic and Samir Handanovic are still short of fitness.
Inter Milan's Last 5 Matches
04/01/2023Inter Milan1Napoli0Serie A
07/01/2023Monza2Inter Milan2Serie A
10/01/2023Inter Milan(E)2Parma1Coppa Italia
14/01/2023Inter Milan1Verona0Serie A
18/01/2023AC Milan0Inter Milan3Super Cup
Empoli Team News
Empoli will be without Razvan Marin due to suspension, while Ardian Ismajli and Mattia Destro are sidelined through thigh and calf issues, with Alberto Grassi also absent with a thigh injury.
Inter loanee Martin Satriano should partner Ciccio Caputo up front against his parent club, despite scoring just once so far this season.
Empoli's Last 5 Matches
Inter Milan vs. Empoli: Odds and Predictions
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