Runaway Serie A leaders Napoli are on the road to face Empoli in Tuscany in Matchday 24. Luciano Spalletti’s side come into the weekend with a 15-point lead at the top of the Serie A table, and there’s every chance that they could extend that lead with Inter away at Bologna.
Given Inter’s tendency to slip up following big results, Simone Inzaghi’s side could well stumble in Emilia-Romagna after a big Champions League win over Porto in midweek.
Spalletti will ensure that Napoli are thinking about nothing more than the job at hand on Saturday though, and they’ll be keen to continue their march toward the title.
Empoli vs Napoli: Predicted line-ups
Empoli have both Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro and Filippo Bandinelli suspended as they welcome the Serie A leaders, while Lorenzo Tonelli, Mattia Destro and Nicolo Cambiaghi are likely to miss out through injury – though all are to be evaluated to determine the extend of their respective problems.
Paolo Zanetti has no players at risk of suspension with a yellow card.
Napoli, meanwhile, come into this one without any suspensions to manage, although Kim Min-jae is at risk of suspension if he picks up a yellow card in Tuscany.
Giacomo Raspadori remains sidelined through injury and is expected to be out for another three weeks.
Empoli predicted XI vs Napoli (4-3-1-2): Vicario; Ebuehi, Ismajli, Luperto, Parisi; Haas, Henderson, Marin; Baldanzi; Caputo, Satriano.
Napoli predicted XI vs Empoli (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim, Mario Rui; Anguissa, Lobotka, Elmas; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.
Empoli vs Napoli: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 24 fixture of Empoli vs Napoli is set for 18:00 CET, local time in Italy, on Saturday, 25 February.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 17:30 GMT. That is 12:30 ET / 09:30 PT in the United States.
Empoli vs Napoli: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
Empoli vs Napoli in Serie A will be shown on BT Sport 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Saturday, 25 February.
For fans in the United States, Empoli vs Napoli will be on Paramount+ along with other key fixtures in Serie A Matchday 24.