Roma – Empoli
Roma hosts Empoli in a match from the 27th round of the Italian Serie A. Let’s take a look at this fixture at the Stadio Olimpico on Monday night.
Roma will play this game with a new manager aboard. Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked after the 1-3 loss against Porto in the Champions League, which kicked out the Wolves from the competition in the 1/8-finals. The sacking of Di Francesco is not such a surprise, because Roma are not showing their best levels this season.
Right now Roma are 5th in the Serie A standings with 44 points won so far. The club’s goal is to finish in the Top 4 of course, which would mean a return to the Champions League for next season. Right now the Wolves are 3 points behind the 4th Inter.
In their last league game Roma suffered a 0-3 loss in the derby against Lazio, so the sacking of Eusebio Di Francesco is really not that surprising at the moment.
It’s expected that the experienced Claudio Ranieri will be appointed as the new manager of the club.
Empoli on the other hand are 17th in the Serie A standings, fighting for their survival. At this moment they have 22 points and 4 points advantage in front of the 18th Bologna. Right now Empoli are in the safe zone, but their survival is far from guaranteed.
In their last match in the Serie A Empoli shared the points with Parma for a dramatic 3-3 draw at home. Christian Dell’Orco and Francesco Caputo scored for the home team, while Parma’s Bruno Alves scored himself an own goal in the last minutes of the match.
That’s our take on the Serie A fixture between Roma and Empoli at the Olimpico. We wish you good luck.