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Juventus vs Empoli Prediction & Betting tips
Juventus resumes competition against number seventeen Empoli, which is only one point above the relegation line. Given the mutual relationships, Empoli will travel to Turin without much hope, since the team is again at the highest level, it lost all seven games of Juventus.
Juventus was well on its way to make it through the season unbeaten, 24 of the first 27 games were won and only three were drawn. In between, only Atalanta was lost for the Coppa Italia and Manchester United, Young Boys and Atletico Madrid for the Champions League. This final defeat was not harmful to the Old Lady, as a result of a hat trick by Cristiano Ronaldo in the home game, Juve went on to the quarter-finals of the million-ball.
After this all-or-nothing match, Ronaldo, Bernadeschi, Matuidi and Chiellini, among others, had a rest against Genoa. These many changes made Juve fatal, it created virtually no opportunities and saw Stefano Sturaro make it 1-0. Sturaro was taken over from Juventus a few weeks ago by Genoa and played his first game after a year of injuries. Ten minutes before the end Goran Pandev gave the final blow, he made a powerful shot for the 2-0. The only achievement of Juve in this match was a Dybala goal shortly after the break, which was rejected by the VAR due to an offside situation in the build-up.
Ronaldo will also be missing this weekend. During the duel with Serbia, the Portuguese suffered a hamstring injury. In his recovery he will have to focus on the Champions League confrontation with Ajax. His place may be occupied by Moise Kean, the 19-year-old talent this week becoming the youngest scorer for Italy since 1958.
Empoli was in the relegation zone until the twelfth round of this season, but after a good series, it moved to fourteenth place. In the past sixteen rounds, it only dropped back to eighteenth place for one week and it seems that this will happen again soon. Number eighteen Bologna starts playing better and better under the new trainer and has since won two games in a row.
Empoli was just ahead of Bologna because it won the number nineteen Frosinone in-house. The three points were very welcome, as it was only the second victory in thirteen games. Empoli was lord and master in the first half and was the only team with good chances, via a penalty from Caputo and a goal from Pajac it was already 2-0 with the break. In the second half, the away team was many times stronger but did not get further than 2-1.
Three crucial games are scheduled for the coming weeks in the fight against relegation. In two weeks Empoli will visit number sixteen Udinese, at the end of April there will be a home game against number fifteen SPAL and an away game at Bologna.
Juventus vs Empoli head to head matches
27.10.18 SA Empoli Juventus 1 : 2
25.02.17 SA Juventus Empoli 2 : 0
02.10.16 SA Empoli Juventus 0 : 3
02.04.16 SA Juventus Empoli 1 : 0
08.11.15 SA Empoli Juventus 1 : 3