Serie A – Juventus to face Empoli on Match-day 11
This clash sees tenth play eighth, as struggling Empoli visit the Allianz Stadium to face Juve.
Juventus’ Serie A season, has so far seen them gain 16 points, going into this game
Only a positive result will be acceptable for Massimiliano Allegri’s men, following their recent away defeat at the hands of Torino in their last match.
Also, Juve keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three meetings is astonishing this season. Now they have 4 matches won, 2 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eighth place, with a total of 16 points having won four fixtures, drawn four matches, and lost two games.
Juve have won three games and drawn two meetings of their five League matches at home this season.
A win in this fixture would take Juventus’s points to 19 in the League.
A solid defensive team
So far, Juve’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded seven goals. This has been an average season so far, in terms of performance and entertainment, even though they have delivered a decent rate of goals (13). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Dusan Vlahovic (6), Arkadiusz Milik (3), and Bremer (1).
Going into Friday’s game, Massimiliano Allegri without six of his players, due to illness or injury.
Empoli go into this meeting with 11 points secured
Empoli come to this game on the back of a victory, having beaten AC Monza 1-0 at Carlo Castellani.
Also, Empoli are quickly becoming the Serie A’s draw specialists, having recorded five in their last nine fixtures. Their position is tenth in the League and they have 11 points, that is, 2W, 3L and 5D having won two matches, drawn five games, and lost three fixtures.
Empoli have won one game, drawn three meetings, and lost one game of their five League matches on the road this season.
Empoli will have 14 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Empoli are missing four players through injury or illness. This will affect Paolo Zanetti’s selection choices significantly.
Juventus v Empoli – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Juve and Empoli have faced each other 24 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Juve’s favour (18 – 3). Further, Empoli have tasted defeat against Juve in fifteen out of the past 20 meetings with them. In their most recent meeting of this fixture Empoli delivered a 2-3 away win.
For Juve, Dusan Vlahovic, one of their best scorers, has nettedsix goals in 10 League fixtures so far, while Filippo Bandinelli contributed withtwo goals in 10 League matches this campaign for Empoli.
Other standout players for Juve are Dusan Vlahovic and Arkadiusz Milik with six goals each and for Empoli are Filippo Bandinelli and Sam Lammers with two goals both.