Juventus will host Empoli on August 28 at Juventus Stadium as both teams look to secure their first victory in Serie A this season. Juventus is coming off a 2-2 draw against Udinese in the season opener, while Empoli suffered a 3-1 defeat against Lazio. Juventus has won 36 league titles in its history, the most of any club in Italy’s top flight. Empoli, meanwhile, topped the Serie B table a season ago and is looking to avoid relegation in 2021-22. You can stream the match live on Paramount+.
Saturday’s match gets underway at 2:45 p.m. ET. Juventus is the -400 favorite (risk $400 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Juventus vs. Empoli odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Empoli is a massive +1100 underdog, while a draw would return +490. The over-under for total goals is 3.5. This match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Empoli vs. Juventus
Date: Saturday, August 28
Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Italian Serie A picks for Juventus vs. Empoli
Before you tune in to Saturday’s matchup, you need to see the Juventus vs. Empoli picks from European soccer insider Martin Green. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
For Juventus vs. Empoli, Green is predicting Juventus to win by more than 1.5 goals at -145 odds. Juventus’ squad is loaded with offensive firepower, with the likes of Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado and Alvaro Morata leading the charge. Both Dybala and Cuadrado found the back of the net in Juventus’ Serie A opener, but the defense was unable to hold on to its 2-0 lead and gave up two second half goals. Cuadrado led Juventus with 10 assists in league play last season, while Morata finished second on the team with 11 goals.
Empoli, meanwhile, struck first against Lazio, with Filippo Bandinelli scoring in the fourth minute. However, Empoli’s sloppy defense proved to be its downfall, giving up three first-half goals to Lazio. Now, the Blues will have to face a Juventus attack that scored 16 more goals than Lazio in league play last season.
“Empoli looked slow and ponderous in defense, which does not augur well for a game against Cuadrado and Dybala,” Green told SportsLine.