Friday, 30 March 2012
Empoli V Torino Preview
The away side will make at least one change from the team that thrashed Gubbio as Giuseppe Vives has been given a rest, with Manuel Iori likely to replace him. Alen Stevanovic also returns to the squad and will be looking for a recall, whilst Cristian Pasquato may earn his first start after an impressive cameo off the bench.
Empoli are currently in 17th position, just two points above the relegation play-out zone, and for a team that was in Serie A as recently as 2008, relegation to the Lega Pro would be almost unthinkable. The Tuscan side have only won five matches at home this season, but with a strike force of Francesco Tavano and Massimo Maccarone, they should have the fire power to cause the Toro defence some problems.
Torino's record against the Tuscan side is not great, as they have never beaten Empoli away from home in the league, although they did record a victory there in the 1984/85 Coppa Italia.
Empoli 1-1 Torino