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PREDICTED LINE-UPS | Empoli v Napoli


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Napoli will aim to reinvigorate their charge to qualify for the Europa League next season when they face relegation-threatened Empoli at the Stadio Carlo Castellani tomorrow.

Empoli are battling for survival in this final phase of the season and one incorrect result could plunge them further into the relegation dogfight. While Davide Nicola’s men are a point safe from the dropzone, they cannot afford to lose all three points tomorrow at home. It will be a gigantic challenge for them to come away with three points against Napoli but considering the visitors’ inconsistency this campaign, the Gli Azzurri will dream of pulling off the impossible. Empoli’s victory over Torino gave them some breathing space but the 1-0 defeat to Lecce made things tough.

Meanwhile, Napoli come into this match following a frustrating 2-2 draw with 18th-placed Frosinone. The Partenopei were haunted by their loaned-out player Walid Cheddira at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona as the Moroccan international thumped in a brace. Strikes from Matteo Politano and Victor Osimhen salvaged a stalemate but Francesco Calzona will be unhappy due to the string of subpar performances since his appointment. Mario Rui will not feature tomorrow after being sent off in the previous outing. Napoli will aim to not let another slip-up further ruin their season.

Empoli (3-4-2-1): Caprile; Bereszynski, Walukiewicz, Luperto; Gyasi, Marin, S. Bastoni, Pezzella; Zurkowski, Cambiaghi; Niang.

Napoli (4-3-3): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Ostigard, Juan Jesus, Mazzocchi; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia.

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