Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Empoli

Let’s see what Juve has in store for us this week.

We need to defeat Empoli in order to build on our victory in the Derby della Mole.

In his pre-game press conference, Max Allegri said these things. Although this statement is blatantly clear going into tonight’s match at the Allianz Stadium against Empoli, it is still true as Juventus aims to truly win back-to-back Serie A games for the first time this season.

Yes, as we approach the third weekend of October, Juve is yet to win back-to-back Serie A games.

But Juventus have, to put it mildly, been underperforming this season.

Although the Derby della Mole was a victory, it also wasn’t a particularly noteworthy effort. Therefore, the most important thing for Allegri’s Juve team is that they obtain another win and try to get things back on track during a very uncertain time at the club, even though Juve needs to follow up on how things went against Torino.

So maybe Juventus can capitalise on the victory in the Turin derby and make this Friday worth going to see them play. Or it could end up being the same kind of game we’ve seen far too often, with a result that leaves Juventus in eighth place and just a few points clear of their opponents heading into the season’s 11th league game.


When: Friday, Oct. 21, 2022.

Where: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy.

Official kickoff time: 8:45 p.m. in Italy and around Europe; 7:45 p.m. in the United Kingdom, 2:45 p.m. Eastern time, 11:45 a.m. Pacific time.


Juventus starting XI (3-5-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Rugani, Cuadrado; McKennie, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Vlahovic, Kean.

Juventus bench: Pinsoglio, Perin, Alex Sandro, Gatti, Miretti, Paredes, Fagioli, Milik, Soulé, Iling-Junior.

Empoli starting XI (4-3-1-2): Vicario; Stojanovic, De Winter, Luperto, Parisi; Haas, Marin, Bandinelli; Pjaca; Destro, Satriano.


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