The Serie A weekend rolls into Sunday and we've got five games to look forward to. In the middle of the day, we have a clash near the bottom of the table, with Empoli, currently in 17th, taking on Sassuolo, who are currently in 15th. It's a big game, with three important points at stake.Empoli Form Guide
Empoli are so tough to get a hold of. They're not a very good side, and have struggled, as their league position suggests, but at the same time, it is worth saying that they have picked up some really valuable points against good sides. Three wins have come from their first 12 games, and two of those have been in their last four.
They come here on the back of one of those big wins I've mentioned, as before the international break, they went away from home and won 1-0 at Napoli. Their other recent success was a 2-0 away win at Fiorentina, another game they were expected to lose easily. This all makes them very difficult to work out when betting on their games.Sassuolo Form Guide
Given what we've seen from them so far, I am slightly disappointed by Sassuolo, I genuinely believed they had the ability to challenge for mid table this season. But winning just three of 12 games is not going to be good enough for that. They have also drawn three, leaving them with six losses.
But like Empoli, if you look at where they've taken their wins, it shows a team that can beat the big boys. Two of the three wins they've picked up have been against Juventus and Inter Milan, the top two in the league. That shows the kind of quality they can bring to the table, we just need to see it more.Match Prediction
Both have the potential to win this, which makes it tough to work out. But at the odds, I am more than happy to jump on Empoli to win the game, especially given they have home advantage. They can do better than what we've seen so far, and have been playing better recently, so they are my narrow pick for the win.