Fresh off their Champions League exploits in Portugal, Juventus will now turn their attention back to domestic affairs as they host Empoli on Saturday evening February 25th (February 26th in IST).
Juventus Vs Empoli English Premier League 25th February 2017 Details
Juventus have won seven straight matches at home to Empoli, while they were 3-0 victors in the first meeting earlier this season. Juventus have already picked up two 3-0 home victories this term, while 38% of their matches at Juventus Stadium have seen exactly three goals scored. Empoli have conceded in both halves in 42% of their away games.
Dates, Fixtures, Schedule
|United States of America (EST Eastern Standard Time)||25.02.2017 14:45 EST|
|England (GMT Europe Time) (United Kingdom)||25.02.2017 19:45 GMT+0|
|India (IST Indian Time)||26.02.2017 1:15 IST|
Juventus Stadium, Turin
TV Channels, Telecast Online
|USA TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||fuboTV, beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A., beIN SPORTS USA|
|UK TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||BT Sport Live Streaming, BT Sport 2|
|Indian TV Viewers watch broadcast at:||Sony ESPN|
Juventus Vs Empoli Live Online Commentary
Juve earned a comfortable 2-0 road victory over Porto, putting them firmly in cruise control for the home leg set to take place next month. Next up will be a tie against Empoli. This could see head coach Massimiliano Allegri make some slight modifications, with right-back Dani Alves, who netted the team’s second, starting instead of Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Forward Mario Mandzukic, who played the whole 90 minutes, could be given a much-needed rest, as the Croatian has been an active part of the starting XI since switching to a 4-2-3-1 formation. That could see his international teammate Marko Pjaca, who grabbed his first ever UEFA Champions League goal on Wednesday, earn a spot in the starting line-up on Saturday. And central midfielder Claudio Marchisio, who has seen his game-time reduced, could also be another to feature. Meanwhile, the key centre back Leonardo Bonucci will likely be re-instated after being dropped for the midweek fixture against Porto for disciplinary issues.
Juventus have won their past 29 home matches, which is a Serie A record. Empoli are not expected to break that. The Azzurri have the worst attack in the division, and are only kept out of the relegation area due to how badly Crotone, Pescara, and Palermo have fared. They are also on a two game losing skid, are winless in their past four, and have not beaten the Bianconeri since April 1999. That’s not expected to change this Saturday based on how both teams have performed in this campaign. As regards injury news: defensive duo Andrea Costa and Vincent Laurini are both doubts for this trip to Turin.