Juventus vs Empoli
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 30 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin).
Juventus have seen their winning streak interrupted once again as Genoa shocked them in a 2-0 win in front of the home crowd, now hosting Empoli on their return to Serie A after the break in the hope they can build bounce and build on the 15-point gap at the top of the table. They’ve been led by an in-form Cristiano Ronaldo but he’s been injured on International duty and others could now get more chance to shine.
Max Allegri will hope Empoli will be a chance to do just that as the visitors come into the match just outside the relegation zone after a narrow 2-1 win over Frosinone. They’ve struggled to cope with the big guns and this has been obvious in clashes against Lazio, Milan, and Roma on their three trips since early February. Azzurri will now want more but their goalscoring woes away from home will be worrying with possibly the toughest challenge on the road this term looming, having failed to find the net on three of their last five trips.
Juventus vs Empoli: Head-to-head
Juventus snatched a 1-2 win at Stadio Carlo Castellani this term as a comeback completed by a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bianconeri have thus connected their seventh win in head-to-head clashes in a row.
Empoli last snatched a point in a goalless home draw in 2008, which hardly feels like a confidence booster.
Azzurri have never beaten Juventus here and have earned just one draw in nine clashes.
Juventus vs Empoli: Prediction
We will now back Juventus to secure the all-important points and do so with confidence, as we go for a Home win to Nil at 2.05 21/20. We have seen Empoli struggling to impress on the road and Juventus should now prove a nut too tough for the struggling rivals to break.
Indeed, Max Allegri’s men have been very tough to beat at home ground and we’ve seen them keep four clean sheets in six outings at this ground. However, we don’t feel they’ll be convincing up front either with no in-form Cristiano Ronaldo up front, which has us going for Under 2.5 goals FT at 2.20 – despite seeing a more convincing attacking line lately.
Juventus vs Empoli: Bet Tips
Home win to Nil @ 2.05 (21/20)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20 (6/5).