Serie A EDT (USA Time), BST (British Time), IST (Indian Time), GMT+0, Live Stream and TV telecast: Empoli will be hoping for a miracle as they welcome reigning champions Juventus to the Stadio Carlo Castellani on Sunday, October 2nd.
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Match: Empoli Vs Juventus (Serie A)
Date: October 2nd, 2016; 6:30 EDT, 11:30 BST, 10:30 GMT+0, 16:00 IST
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani, Empoli
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Empoli are only being propped up by Crotone, who have yet to win a match this season. Although it is early in the season, things are looking pretty cheerless for the Tuscan side. Moreover, Empoli are facing an injury crisis in defense. Both Andrea Costa and Vincent Laurini are likely miss out for this clash, as is Federico Barba, who could have served as a replacement. This means that Giuseppe Bellusci will have to feature despite not being at 100 percent fit, thus making an already fragile defensive line that more weakened against a powerhouse Juventus side who cruised to a comfortable win in midweek.
Meantime, Juventus were far from their best against Palermo, but it’s obvious they were saving their energies for their trip to Zagreb in UEFA Champions League fixture. Allegri’s side dominated the Croatian team from start to finish, with both Argentinian strikers Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala scoring as well as Dani Alves opening his European account. Juventus last defeat in the league was their surprise 2–1 loss to Inter in the Derby d’Italia. As regards injury news, Allegri will have four players out, namely – Claudio Marchisio, Mehdi Benatia, Daniele Rugani, and Kwadwo Asamoah.
Empoli Vs Juventus: Head-to-Head stats
Juventus: Predicted Line-up (3–5‑2)
Buffon – Bonucci, Rugani, Barzagli – Alves, Lemina, Hernanes, Pjanic, Sandro – Dybala, Higuaín.