Juventus will look to get back to winning ways in Serie A when they travel to third-from-bottom Empoli on Saturday evening.
Massimiliano Allegri’s outfit were comfortable winners against Manchester United in the Champions League in midweek but dropped their first points of the season in all competitions last weekend with a 1-1 draw at home to Genoa.
Empoli’s only win of the season came on the opening day against Cagliari, and having lost five of the subsequent eight games, Aurelio Andreazzoli’s side are right up against it as they welcome the champions to Tuscany.
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What time does it start?
Empoli vs Juventus kicks off at 5pm.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on Eleven Sports 2 from 4:50pm. Fans can also watch the match on Eleven Sports through iOS mobile and tablet apps as well as on Android mobiles. Highlights will be shown at 11:30pm on Eleven Sports 2.
It’s a big game for…
Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese set up Dybala for the winner against his former club but the 33-year-old was not as influential as the United faithful became accustomed to seeing during his time in Manchester. He had a rasping drive expertly saved by David de Gea, but his lack of opportunities in front of goal was out of character for the former Real Madrid man.
Player to watch…
Miralem Pjanic. The Bosnian’s performance at Old Trafford demonstrated to the Manchester United faithful exactly what they are lacking in their midfield. He was composed and easy on the eye throughout the 90 minutes and he ensured the Old Lady kept the ball ticking at all times. Empoli will be in for a tough evening if they let the 28-year-old dictate terms as he did in midweek.
Past three meetings…
Juventus 2 (Skorupski og, Alex Sandro) Empoli 0, Serie A, February 2017
Empoli 0 Juventus 3 (Dybala, Higuain x2), Serie A, October 2016
Juventus 1 (Mandzukic) Empoli 0, Serie A, April 2016
Empoli to win: 10/1
Juventus to win: 27/100
KICK OFF is just moments away between Empoli and Juventus.
Empoli line up as follows:
Meanwhile, the Old Lady who beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night line up like this:
Juventus are on the front foot from the first few minutes of the game and are dominating proceedings thus far.
3 mins: Corner Juventus and the in-swinger is flicked towards goal dangerously at the near post but Empoli go on the counter...
10 mins: Juventus win the ball back from deep and Dybala has a lot of room to work into but he takes the shot on from quite some distance and it goes high and wide and rather unhandsomely.
12 mins: Good passage of play for Juventus. Ball comes to Alex Sandro who swings the ball towards Pjanic and he whips the ball towards goal forcing the goalkeeper to make a save.
13 mins: Empoli have their first spell of pressure from the flanks and Juventus look for a free-kick but it's not forthcoming.
15 mins: The ball breaks to Alex Sandro twice on the edge of Empoli's box and he drills two dangerous crosses into the box but the Old Lady are unable to capitalise on the chances.
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