Empolis vs. Juventus 02/26/22 Serie A football selection, predictions and odds » Sports Chat Place
Empoli welcome Juventus to Carlo Castellani on Matchday 27 of the Italian Serie A. Empoli haven’t lost too many games lately, but they’re still not a great defensive team, and that could cost them dearly here. Juventus are scoring a lot more goals lately, and they were solid in the Champions League earlier this week, but now they have to focus on Serie A.
Even though Empoli haven’t lost many games, they haven’t won any of their last 10 games in a row. Mainly because there are a lot of bad teams in Serie A this season, Empoli are outside the relegation zone, in 13and place with 31 points, but their defense is one of the weakest in the league. Empoli have conceded 50 goals so far. Offensively, Empoli scored 38 goals, and that’s not bad. Haas, Marchizza and Verre are all injured for Empoli. Pinamonti is Empoli’s top scorer with 9 goals. Bajrami added 4 assists. Empoli aren’t a bad team overall, they can’t move away from the relegation zone, but I think they’re good enough to stay out.
Juventus are in good form right now, they have 4 wins and 4 draws in their last 8 games, and they even got a positive result in the Champions League earlier this week. Juventus were lucky in that game against Villarreal as they should have received a red card in the second half which would have likely cost them a positive result. In Serie A, Juventus is now in 4and place with 47 points, they scored 38 goals, while their defense was solid with 23 goals conceded. Juventus now have quite a few injuries and Chiesa, Dybala, Sandro, Rugani and McKennie are all on the list. Chiellini and Bernardeschi are still questionable for this game. Dybala is Juventus’ top scorer with 7 goals, but now that he’s injured Vlahovic needs to step up, and he’s done that pretty well so far. Dybala also added 5 assists. Juventus also play the Coppa Italia against Fiorentina next week, and I think they will go for the win. Juventus will have to play much better in the Champions League second leg if they are to advance, but they are certainly capable of it.
Empoli are terrible at the moment, and they haven’t won any of their last 10 games. Juventus may be a bit tired, but I think they will win here. I take Juventus on the money line.
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