The Italian football welcomes back Seria A after a long winter break with the first game between Empoli who will be hosting Palermo at the Carlo Castellani stadium in the 19th round of Seria A.
Empoli looking to escape the relegation zone
Empoli are sitting in 17th place in the league table with 14 points from 3 wins, 5 draws and 10 losses. They have scored 10 goals and conceded 26 since the start of the campaign.
The hosts have been in a really inconsistent form in recent weeks in Seria A. Empoli have collected just 5 points from a possible 15 in their last 5 league games. Their last game was against Atalanta away from home where they lost 2-1. They are currently 4 points above the relegation zone and they will definitely be looking to extend that gap.
Massimo Maccarone and Alberto Gilardino are no longer favourites to start up front as Levan Mchedlidze is finally getting playing time.
The Struggle continues for the visitors
Palermo are sitting in 18th place in the league table with 10 points from 2 wins, 4 draws and 12 losses. They have scored 16 goals and conceded 35 since the start of the season.
The visitors are 4 points behind the hosts in the league table. Palermo have been very poor since the start of the season, however the team have recently collected 4 points from their last 2 games. Their last game was against Pescara at home where the game finished 1-1.
Eugenio Corini had the winter break to work with his new team and is likely to stick with a 3-5-1-1 formation. If Corini persists with this formation, Robin Quaison and Alessandro Diamanti will probably fight for the spot behind the striker.
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