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

Napoli will be looking to go into the season's third international break off the back of a win over Empoli as they host the Tuscans on Matchday 12 of Serie A knowing that they desperately need to take all three points.

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After a disappointing midweek draw in Champions League action Napoli will look to get back to winning ways against Empoli on Serie A Matchday 12. The Partenopei’s fixtures after Matchday 12 and the subsequent international break only get more difficult. As such, Rudi Garcia must breed some confidence in the players and fans that they will compete strongly during the run of games.

Napoli already sitting seven points adrift of Inter in November is also a worrying problem that Garcia must rectify; falling even further behind would only pile further pressure onto the Frenchman’s job.

Napoli vs Empoli: Predicted line-ups

Napoli coach Rudi Garcia during his time at Lyon. [Getty]

Rudi Garcia will be without Amir Rrahmani against Empoli, as the defender has departed early for his international duty with Kosovo. As such, Leo Ostigard will start alongside Natan in central defence.

Giacomo Raspadori will again be favoured ahead of Giovanni Simeone, however, Victor Osimhen has been back in the gym this week so is near returning. Garcia believes that the Nigerian striker should be fit for the start of December.

The visitors will likely welcome Youssef Maleh back into the starting XI, which will see Jacopo Fazzinni drop to the bench. Aurelio Andreazzoli will opt for the same XI as that which played against Frosinone.

Napoli predicted XI vs Empoli (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Ostigard, Natan, Olivera; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Raspadori, Kvaratskhelia.

Empoli predicted XI vs Napoli (4-3-1-2): Berisha; Ebuehi, Ismajli, Luperto, Cacace; Marin, Grassi, Maleh; Baldanzi; Caputo, Cancellieri.

Ciccio Caputo celebrates scoring for Empoli. [@EmpoliFC]

When does Napoli vs Empoli start?

Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 12 fixture of Napoli vs Empoli is set for 12:30 CET, local time in Italy, on Sunday, November 12.

For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 11:30 GMT. That is 06:30 ET / 03:30 PT in the United States.

Where to watch Napoli vs Empoli?

Napoli’s Giacomo Raspadori celebrates. [@sscnapoli]

For fans in the United States, Napoli vs Empoli will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 12.

Napoli vs Empoli will be shown on TNT Sports 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the fixture will also be live on OneFootball.

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