After three losses in a row in Serie A, Crotone have finally stopped their downward trend last round with their draw against Genoa. They will be looking to get the three points when they host Empoli who are in-form at the moment at the Stadio Ezio Scida in the 22nd round of the Italian Serie A.
The hosts have been in a difficult situation over the past couple of months in Serie A. Crotone have collected a total of 4 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in Serie A. Their last league match was against Genoa away from home where they drew 2-2.
Crotone are currently sitting in the 18th place in the league table. They have 10 points from 2 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses. They have scored 16 goals and conceded 36 since the start of the season.
Raffaele Palladino will be back after serving his suspension and should find space in the starting XI. Djamel Mesbah will be back available after Algeria were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations.
Despite the fact that the visitors are only above the hosts by one position in the league table, they are in a much better form. Empoli have collected a total of 10 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in Serie A. Their last league match was against Udinese at home where they won 1-0.
Empoli are currently sitting in the 17th place in the league table. They have 21 points from 5 wins, 6 draws and 10 losses. They have scored 12 goals and conceded 26 since the start of the season.
Empoli will be without a number of key players, including star man Riccardo Saponara. Marcel Büchel will therefore be moved closer to attack in the trequartista position.
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