After bowing out of the Europa League in their last match, Juventus will hope to continue their optimistic stride in the league when they face Empoli away from home today.
Juventus might not know about their fate as a 11-point deduction still looms over them but they will keep their professional attire on and will aim to secure a win against mid-table Empoli. Dusan Vlahovic hammered Juventus into the lead in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final but Sevilla soon retaliated with the likes of Erik Lamela and Suso scoring goals to secure a berth in the finals for the Spanish side. The Bianconeri will hope to hold onto the second spot in the league standings but their fate yet remains unknown.
Meanwhile, Empoli have averted threats of relegation for this season. They are on a three-game unbeaten run and now will aim to attain the best possible finish in the league. The Gli Azzuri will be continuing their third consecutive season in the top flight of Italian Football. Expected to play without pressure, Empoli can pull off an upset against Juventus and could alter top-four standings.
Here are the predicted line-ups for the match according to Sky Italia:
Empoli (4-3-2-1): Vicario; Ebuehi, Ismajli, Luperto, Parisi; Akpa Akpro, Marin, Bandinelli; Henderson; Cambiaghi, Caputo.
Juventus (3-5-2): Perin; Gatti, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Barbieri, Locatelli, Paredes, Miretti, Kostic; Milik, Kean.
Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN