Juventus are desperate to find their footing and get their Serie A season to a consistent level with a win at home against Empoli.
The Turin-based outfit are in 8th place with 16 points, after managing just 4 wins this season.
Meanwhile, 10th-place Empoli have 11 points and have only won twice this season, 1-0 wins against Bologna and Monza.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side have been in inconsistent form of late, having lost two of their last five games across all competitions.
Juventus have the third best defense in the league, having only conceded 7 goals from their 10 games so far this season.
While the third worst attack in the league, having only scored nine goals from their 10 games so far this campaign.
Can Juve make this a routine victory? Play here to make your predictions.
What time does Juventus vs Empoli start?
The game kicks off on Friday at 9:45pm Kenyan time at the Juventus Stadium.
Juventus vs Empoli team news
Mattia De Sciglio, Marley Ake, Federico Chiesa, Angel Di Maria and Kaio Jorge are all unavailable.
Paul Pogba is back in training but it is unlikely that he will start but may feature from the bench.
Club top scorer Dusan Vlahovic will lead the attack in what is expected to be an unchanged line-up from their 1-0 win at Torino.
The visitors are without Ardian Ismajli, Lorenzo Tonelli, Alberto Grassi and Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro who are all injured.
Juventus vs Empoli head to head
The home team have won 16 out of the 20 games played between these two sides, with Empoli winning twice and two resulting in a stalemate.
Juventus vs Empoli current form
Both teams have lost twice in their last 5 games, but Juve have won the remaining 3 – while Empoli have 2 wins to their name.
Juventus vs Empoli prediction
There is loads of pressure on the hosts to win and they are indeed tipped as favorites to bag all 3 points.