Empoli vs Inter: Preview, kick-off time and where to watch on TV and online – Serie A 2023/24

Inter are the team to beat in Serie A right know, whilst Empoli are the team who can't stop being beaten. The Azzurri have a new coach but their work will be cut out on Sunday.

Lautaro Martinez celebrates. (@Inter_en)

Inter have to now be viewed as the early favourites to win the Serie A title following their 100% start and the 5-1 win over AC Milan, and their matchday five fixture sees them go away to an Empoli side that is yet to score a goal or score a point.

Having been beaten 7-0 by AS Roma last weekend, Paolo Zanetti was relieved of his duties and Aurelio Andreazzoli is back in charge. They are the team that everyone in Serie A would like to play right now, and they are coming up against the team that nobody wants to play.

Inter will be coming off the back of a Champions League match against Real Sociedad so Empoli should have the fitness advantage, but Simone Inzaghi‘s squad looks very deep right now.

Empoli vs Inter: Predicted lineups

Empoli need to evaluate the fitness of Daniel Maldini to see if he can start contributing this season, whilst Elia Caprile remains out. They are the only injury or suspension worries for Andreazzoli and it is hard to guess which players he will drop from the Roma game and who he will choose for his first match.

Following the Champions League match, there could be some rotation that sees full debuts for the likes of Benjamin Pavard, Carlos Augusto and Marko Arnautovic for Inter. Hakan Calhanoglu‘s condition will be evaluated across the week.

Empoli predicted lineup vs Inter (4-3-3): Berisha; Bereszynski, Walukiewicz, Luperto, Pezzella; Fazzini, Maleh, Marin; Baldanzi, Caputo, Cambiaghi

Inter predicted lineup vs Empoli (3-5-2): Sommer; Pavard, Acerbi, Bastoni; Dumfries, Barella, Mkhitaryan, Frattesi, Carlos Augusto; Arnautovic, Lautaro

Lautaro Martinez celebrates. (@Inter_en)

Empoli vs Inter: When does the Serie A fixture start?

Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 5 fixture of Empoli vs Inter is set for 12:30 CEST, local time in Italy, on Sunday, September 24.

For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 11:30 BST. That is 06:30 EST / 03:30 PST in the United States.

Empoli vs Inter: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?

For fans in the United States, Empoli vs Inter will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 5.

Empoli vs Inter will be shown on TNT Sports 3 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.