Juventus vs Empoli Serie A Football Score 29 Aug 2021
ABOUT THE MATCH
Juventus is going head to head with Empoli starting on 28 Aug 2021 at 18:45 UTC at Allianz Stadium stadium, Turin city, Italy. The match is a part of the Serie A. Juventus welcome Empoli to the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Saturday as they face each other in matchday two of the 2021-22 Serie A season.
The Bianconeri must move on and focus on a future without Cristiano Ronald while trying to climb from 10th in the league table. Meanwhile, newly-promoted Empoli are in 17th place.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed Ronaldo’s intention to leave the Italian giants this summer, with a move to Manchester City looking increasingly likely. Ronaldo’s late goal heroics were on display in Juventus’ first game against Udinese, but VAR played spoilsport.
Juve took a 2-0 lead into the break thanks to Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado, only for Udinese to hit back with Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu’s 83rd minute equalizer. Ronaldo’s headed ‘goal’ in injury time sparked scenes of wild celebration, only for VAR to rule it out for offside.
Empoli received a rude awakening in their return to Serie A with a 1-3 loss to Lazio at home in their season opener.
The Tuscan side took the lead through Filippo Bandinelli’s goal in the fourth minute, only for Maurizio Sarri’s side to hit back. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Manuel Lazzari and Ciro Immobile all scored to make it 1-3 going into the break. Empoli tried their hardest, hitting the woodwork twice, but could not manage a comeback.
Juventus vs Empoli Predicted XI
Juventus FC Predicted XI (4-4-2): Wojceich Szczesny (GK); Danilo, Matthijs de Ligt, Leonardo Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Juan Cuadrado; Rodrigo Bentancur, Manuel Locatelli, Federico Bernadeschi; Alvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala.
Empoli FC Predicted XI (4-3-2-1): Guglielmo Vicario (GK); Petar Stojanovic, Ardian Ismajili, Simone Romagnoli, Riccardo Marchizza; Samuele Ricci, Liam Henderson, Filippo Bandinelli; Nedim Bajrami, Andrea Pinamonti; Patrick Cutrone.
Juventus vs Empoli Marseille Prediction
Juventus are clear favorites for this game despite confirmation that Ronaldo will soon leave the club. Max Allegri is still discovering his starting XI, but in Paulo Dybala, he has a player reborn.
We expect a comfortable victory for the Old Lady, with Empoli likely to score to keep it interesting.
Prediction: Juventus 3-1 Empoli