Tobias Gourlay’s in Turin and fancies some Tuscan minnows to make a bit of trouble for Juventus
Juventus v Empoli
Saturday 19:45 (Live on BT Sport 2)
In Russia yesterday, Dinamo and Lokomotiv got to 1-1 at half-time then they both stalled. The Moscow derby finished that way and left us a goal short of our intended destination.
We’re in Turin today for the televised evening game from Italy’s Serie A. Juventus have Max Allegri back at the helm, but he hasn’t yet dammed the leaks in their defence. We fancy newly promoted Empoli can find a way through and help land a BTTS bet.
Juventus haven’t kept a clean sheet in Serie A for 15 matches. The Old Lady’s opening match this season saw them go 2-0 up in Udinese before being pegged back to a 2-2 draw. On home turf, all of the most recent seven visitors – from champions Inter to Parma, who came home last in 2020/21 – have found the back of the net.
Empoli’s first game back in the big time brought a 3-1 defeat to Lazio in which Aurelio Andreazzoli’s new boys opened the scoring. It’s likely to take some time for Aurelio’s opposite number to do his work on the Juve backline so, in the meantime, we’ll take both teams to net at Allianz Stadium today.