On Friday evening, Juventus will host Empoli at the Allianz Stadium on Matchday 11 of the 2022/23 Serie A season, and on paper it should be a match that the Bianconeri win comfortably. However, Juve have started the campaign well below their usual standards and the Tuscans did register a shock 1-0 victory in Turin last season.
La Vecchia Signora are eighth in the league with 16 points and they defeated city rivals Torino by a solitary goal in their latest league encounter. Meanwhile, Empoli are joint 10th with the Granata on 11 points, and they too won in the previous round, defeating Monza 1-0.
While Juventus are trying to develop an identity on the pitch and gain some momentum, Empoli are well above the relegation zone and will probably come to Turin with nothing to lose.
Juventus v Empoli: Predicted line-ups
Although Paul Pogba and Mattia De Sciglio are still on the sidelines, Federico Chiesa could make his return to the Juventus squad after recently returning to training. Empoli will be missing Alberto Grassi, Lorenzo Tonelli, and Ardian Ismajili due to injury.
Juventus predicted XI v Empoli (3-5-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Bremer; Cuadrado, McKennie, Paredes, Locatelli, Kostic; Vlahovic, Milik
Empoli predicted XI v Juventus (4-3-1-2): Vicario; Stojanovic, De Winter, Luperto, Parisi; Haas, Henderson, Bandinelli; Baldanzi; Satriano, Destro
Juventus v Empoli: When does the Serie A fixture start?
The Serie A Matchday 11 fixture of Juventus v Empoli kicks off at 20:45 CEST – local time in Italy – making it a 19:45 kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In the United States, the kick-off of Juventus v Empoli is 14:45 ET or 11:45 PT.
Juventus v Empoli: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
In the United States, every Serie A game in 2022/23 can be seen on Paramount+, including Juventus v Empoli and the other fixtures of Serie A Matchday 11.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch Juventus v Empoli on BT Sport 3.