Empoli vs Juventus predictions and betting tips on May 22, 2023
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On May 22, Stadio Carlo Castellani (Empoli) will host the match of the 36th round of the Serie A, in which Empoli will compete with Juventus. The battle will start at 20:45 CET.
The team was able to overcome the label of a “football lift” in the previous season – finally, having returned to the Serie A, it was possible to avoid relegation following after the first draw. It is curious that the higher mentioned results did not make the management continue to trust the coach – Andreazzoli left his position. Paolo Zanetti, who replaced the mentor, did just as well. Being under his rule, “the Blues” got enough points already in the winter to comfortably watch the fuss at the bottom of the table, playing the fool in March and April. And when the underdogs approached the distance, which began to cause concern, the club started to take victories again in May and increased the lead. First, it won with a 3-1 score in the home match with Bologna, and then it interrupted the protracted successful streak of Salernitana at the same arena. Moreover, there happened an important draw in the struggle with Sampdoria – it was the result after which the club became unattainable for outsiders.
The club is spending a rather controversial season. For instance, there happened 5 defeats in 6 Champions League matches and relegation from the Coppa Italia after a 1-1 draw and a 0-1 misfire in the semi-finals with Inter. It goes without saying that the favourite has recently had a difficult time in the Europa League. It minimally, by 1 goal, beat Sporting from Lisbon and avoided, not without luck, a home defeat in the battle with Sevilla. Thus, the main fight of the week for “the Old Lady” is a trip to Spain. Fortunately, the state of things in the Serie A has improved. At first, the lawyers successfully challenged the 15-point penalty for violations committed by Agnelli and his management. And then Allegri overcame the April recession (there were 3 defeats and a draw in the battle with Bologna). “The Bianconeri” won three times in a row after that 1-1 draw – Atalanta, Lecce and Cremonese consistently conceded per 2 goals. Those victories were enough to return to the 2nd place in the current Calcio table.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
Empoli won in August 2021 – moreover, it happened in Turin and helped to break a streak of 10 defeats in a row. Juventus managed to win twice after the higher mentioned result.
Bookmakers do not believe that the hosts, who have just ensured the survival, will be restless enough. It is reasonable to risk and take the victory of Juventus with “a -1 goal handicap” (odd: 2.24).
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