Juventus vs Torino: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Turin locals get ready for the Derby della Mole
Juventus aim to continue their strong performance against city rivals Torino in the Derby della Mole this Saturday. They have not lost to Torino in their last 18 meetings, winning 14 of them. Currently, Juventus is five points ahead of Torino in Serie A.
In their last game, Juventus had a goalless draw against Atalanta BC and struggled to score. They are currently four points behind the top two teams, both from Milan. Juventus has been solid defensively, keeping seven clean sheets in their last 12 league matches.
Torino, on the other hand, also played a goalless draw in their last match against Hellas Verona. They have had trouble scoring, with only one goal in their last three games. However, their defense has been strong, facing only 68 shots this season, the third-lowest in Serie A.
In the Derby della Mole, Juventus has a strong historical advantage, having won three of the last four meetings. Torino has struggled against Juventus in recent years, with only one win in their last 34 league meetings.
Saturday, 7th October 2023, 5 PM GMT (9:30 PM IST)
Location: Allianz Stadium
Juventus (Serie A): D-W-W-L-W-D
Torino (Serie A): L-W-W-D-L-D
Players to watch
Federico Chiesa (Juventus)
The Old Lady has somehow managed to keep her son with her through this summer transfer window, despite multiple interests. Federico Chiesa is a forward with all-round skills. And he is in fiery form this season! He is leading Juve’s attack from the front with 4 goals in 7 Serie A games already.
Nemanja Radonjic (Torino)
The Serbian attacking midfielder for Torino has been very influential. 3 important goals so far this season. Nemanja Radonjic will be expected to further extend his tally of goal contributions against city rivals if they hope for a win.
- Throughout their Serie A history, Torino have suffered most defeats to Juventus and have conceded most goals against them.
- Juventus are unbeaten in the last 18 Derby della Mole (W14 D4)
- The last time Torino managed to win at Juve’s home stadium was in 1995. The final score was 2-1.
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Injury & team news
Juventus is grappling with injury concerns ahead of the Derby della Mole. Their star striker, Dusan Vlahovic, remains doubtful due to a persisting back problem. While there’s hope that Arkadiusz Milik might recover from a calf injury in time to replace him, Moise Kean is on standby as well.
The team will also miss the contributions of Alex Sandro, Paul Pogba, and Mattia De Sciglio due to various injuries. However, despite a previous muscular issue, Bremer is expected to start at the core of the defense.
On the other side, Torino faces a more extensive injury list. Recently, Brandon Soppy (hamstring) and Saba Sazonov (foot) joined the injured ranks, adding to the woes of Alessandro Buongiorno, Mergim Vojvoda, and Koffi Djidji, who were already sidelined. Pietro Pellegri is still struggling with fitness, and Antonio Sanabria is not performing at his best.
Consequently, summer signing Duvan Zapata is set to lead Torino’s front line in the upcoming match. Zapata has a history of success against Juventus, having scored six Serie A goals against them, including two at the Allianz Stadium.
Total matches: 34
Juventus wins: 25
Torino wins: 1
Predicted lineup for Juventus vs Torino
Juventus Predicted lineup:
Szczesny; Gatti, Bremer, Danilo; McKennie, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Cambiaso; Chiesa, Kean
Torino Predicted lineup:
Milinkovic-Savic; Schuurs, Tameze, Rodriguez; Bellanova, Ilic, Ricci, Lazaro; Vlasic, Radonjic; Zapata
Match prediction for Juventus vs Torino
When Juventus and Torino meet it is more of a fan fest for the locals. So, Serie A is all sorted from that perspective. As for the scoreline, there seems to be hardly any doubt with many touting Juventus to win the local derby and earn the bragging rights.
Prediction: Juventus 2- 0 Torino
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