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Juventus are set to travel southeast to take on Empoli, who are yet to open their Serie A points tally. Gli Azzurri blasted four past the Serie A giants the last time they met, but they will not be highly confident of replicating that result, as they currently find themselves at the bottom of the Serie A standings. As the two teams gear up for a Sunday evening clash, let’s take a look at the Empoli vs Juventus predicted lineups.
Empoli vs Juventus predicted lineups and team news:
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Here, we look at the story so far ahead of this Empoli vs Juventus clash, and how they will line up:
Empoli-Can the hosts pull off another miracle against Juve?
In a memorable late May encounter, Empoli convincingly defeated Juventus 4-1 on their home turf, scoring two goals in each half, and leaving their opponents without a point.
This win marked their second triumph in the past four league meetings, which is twice the number of victories they had secured against the Turin side in the preceding 16 matches between the two teams.
𝐅𝐔𝐋𝐋 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄 2-0 #MonzaEmpoli
All’U-Power Stadium il Monza batte 2-0 gli azzurri grazie alla doppietta di Colpani pic.twitter.com/SFrI01BNjQ
— Empoli Football Club Official (@EmpoliFC) August 26, 2023
Empoli, however, have struggled to score goals recently, having failed to find the net in their last three games, including losses to Hellas Verona, Cittadella, and Monza. They haven’t suffered three consecutive losses to start a Serie A season since 2005.
But despite their recent form, Empoli’s strong home record from the previous season gives their fans hope as they face Juventus on Sunday.
Team News: Empoli
Empoli may field recent signing Mattia Destro upfront, and the goalkeeper choice is between Etrit Berisha and Samuele Perisan, with Elia Caprile sidelined until October. If Destro is benched, veteran Francesco Caputo, who has a history of performing against Juventus, may lead the attack. However, Daniel Maldini is unavailable due to a muscle injury.
Empoli predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)
Perisan; Ebuehi, Ismajli, Luperto, Cacace; Marin, Grassi; Cancellieri, Baldanzi, Cambiaghi; Caputo
Juventus-Massimiliano Allegri seeks to maintain unbeaten start to the season
A late 80th-minute strike from Dušan Vlahović ensured that Juve avoided defeat, denying Bologna a seldom-seen victory over their Bianconeri counterparts. This crucial goal was one of only three shots on target for Juve.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) August 27, 2023
Juventus aim to continue their strong away form, after securing nine points in their last four Serie A away games. That is just one less than they got in the previous eight before those games as they head to Tuscany under Allegri’s guidance.
Team News: Juventus
Max Allegri, in his second tenure as Juventus head coach, has consistently rotated the starting lineup in every match. This pattern persists, as Wojciech Szczęsny recovering from injury, takes over from Mattia Perin, with Mattia De Sciglio being the sole injury-induced absentee. Following Leonardo Bonucci’s departure, the defensive trio may feature all-Brazilian players.
Adrien Rabiot, known for his previous success against Empoli, should assume a central midfield role. Upfront, Vlahović strives to score in his first three Serie A appearances, a feat not accomplished by a Juve player since Paulo Dybala six years ago.
Juventus predicted lineup (3-5-2)
Szczęsny; Danilo, Bremer, Sandro; Weah, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Cambiaso; Chiesa, Vlahovic
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