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Juventus v Empoli: Match preview, team news and possible lineups

Max Statman

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Juventus host Empoli in matchday eight of Serie A on Friday at the Allianz Stadium.

These two teams who are going to meet have performed well in their last matches, with Juventus beating Torino 1-0 in the derby, and Empoli beating Monza 1-0.

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Dusan Vlahovic scored the only goal for Juventus, while Nicolas Haas scored for Empoli as Juventus loanee Nicolo Rovella was sent off for Monza.

Empoli is in 10th place with 11 points, while Juventus is in seventh place with 16 points in total.

Form and head-to-head

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Juventus: W — L — L — W — W
Empoli: W — D — L — W — L

Despite Juventus’ poor form this season, they have not lost a single home game in Serie A, having won 11 points in possible 15 points in five matches.

On the other hand, Empoli have won one of their five away games this season in Serie A.

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However, Empoli will come to the Allianz Stadium hoping to repeat what they did last season when they beat Juventus 1-0, thanks to Leonardo Mancuso’s goal.

Team news and probable lineups

Paul Pogba and Federal Chiesa will not be available for the match despite they featured in the last two Juventus’s training with rest of the team, confirmed by Max Allegri in the pre-match press conference.

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“At the moment Chiesa and Pogba are not available. Federico participated in two training sessions while Paul only partially joined the group in the last training session. The two of them won’t be called up tomorrow,” said Max Allegri.

Furthermore, Gleison Bremer, who picked up an injury in Juventus’s 1-0 win over Torino last weekend will not be available, while Angel Di Maria and Mattia De Sciglio all remains sidelines.

Leonardo Bonucci should come in as Bremer’s replacement, even though he seems to have fallen out with the head coach. Milik could come in for Kean up front too.

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Juventus probable lineup: Szczęsny; Alex Sandro, Bonucci, Danilo; Kostić, Locatelli, McKennie, Rabiot, Cuadrado; Milik, Vlahović

Empoli probable lineup: Vicario; Parisi, Luperto, De Winter, Stojanović; Haas, Henderson, Bandinelli; Baldanzi; Satriano, Destro

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I am seasoned senior correspondent at Forza Juventus, where I specialize in providing in-depth coverage of transfer news, insightful analysis, and everything related to the world of Juventus.

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