Juventus will travel to Tuscany to face Empoli at the Stadio Carlo Castellani on Serie A Matchday 36. The Bianconeri have had their points penalty for capital gains fraud temporarily suspended, and they are second in the table with 69 points, putting themselves in a great position to secure a Champions League spot if they are permitted to participate.
Meanwhile, the Azzurri are 14th in Serie A with 39 points and they have done this despite missing their star goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario for nearly two months on the sidelines. For their coach Paolo Zanetti, this season atones for the struggles at Venezia, who eventually finished at the bottom of the table in 2021/22.
It is fair to say that Juventus have more to play for than Empoli, but the Tuscans have provided their share of headaches recently. This is a match that La Vecchia Signora cannot take lightly.
Empoli vs Juventus: Predicted line-ups
Mattia De Sciglio and Paul Pogba are out for Juventus with season-ending injuries, and a muscular injury has also sidelined Leonardo Bonucci. Meanwhile, Danilo and Juan Cuadrado are serving bans.
For Empoli, they will miss Koni De Winter, who is injured, and Tommaso Baldanzi, who is on international duty with the Italy Under-20 team. Jacopo Fazzini, Martin Satriano, Filippo Bandinelli, and Liam Henderson are one yellow card each from being suspended.
Empoli predicted XI vs Juventus (4-2-3-1): Vicario; Ebuehi, Walukiewicz, Luperto, Parisi; Grassi, Fazzini; Pjaca, Henderson, Cambiaghi; Caputo
Juventus predicted XI vs Empoli (3-5-2): Szczesny; Gatti, Bremer, Rugani; Barbieri, Fagioli, Paredes, Rabiot, Kostic; Kean, Milik.
Empoli vs Juventus: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 36 fixture of Empoli vs Juventus is set for 20:45 CEST, local time in Italy, on Monday, May 22.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 19:45 BST. That is 14:45 EDT / 11:45 PDT in the United States.
Empoli vs Juventus: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
For fans in the United States, Empoli vs Juventus will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 36.
Empoli vs Juventus will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.