With a morale-boosting Champions League win over Chelsea, Juventus are now set to host Torino in the Turin derby in the Serie A fixture on Saturday (2/10) night CET.
The first Turin derby of the season is an opportunity for Massimiliano Allegri’s men to continue their domestic revival, having won two consecutive Serie A games, although they are currently level on points (8) with their city rivals Torino.
Torino had a difficult start to the season with two back-to-back defeats against Atalanta (1-2) and Fiorentina (2-1), but they are now without defeat in their last four Serie A matches.
Even after back-to-back wins over Salernitana (4-0) and Sassuolo (0-1), grenades then picked up two back-to-back draws against Lazio (1-1) and Venezia (1-1), with them now 9th in the table with eight points from six games.
Having been in doubt due to their worrying domestic season, Juventus are apparently still continuing their positive run in the Champions League, including beating reigning champions Chelsea 1-0 in midweek, taking them to a perfect six points from two games without conceding.
After being without a win in the first four matches in Serie A, now Massimiliano Allegri’s men have won four of the last five games which of course will be expected to be a moral generator for them to continue their positive trend and continue to hoist their ranking in the league standings.
In the last 24 head-to-head meetings between the two sides, Juventus have been very, very dominant, winning 19 games, losing one and drawing four. The two clubs last faced each other earlier this year in Serie A, with the match ending in a 2-2 draw.
Torino manager Ivan Juric is still without winger Simone Edera and striker Simone Zaza. There are doubts over the availability of striker Andrea Belotti, centre-back Armando Izzo, Belgium international Dennis Praet and Croatia winger Marko Pjaca. Central defender Kofi Djidji suspended.
Juventus will be without the attacking trio of Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata and Kaio Jorge. There are doubts over the availability of Wales international Aaron Ramsey and Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo.
Torino XI (3-4-2-1): Vanja Milinkovic-Savic; David Zima, Gleison Bremer, Ricardo Rodriguez; Mergim Vojvoda, Daniele Baselli, Sasa Lukic, Cristian Ansaldi; Karol Linetty, Josip Brekalo; Antonio Sanabria
Juventus XI (4-3-3): Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro; Weston McKennie, Manuel Locatelli, Rodrigo Bentancur; Dejan Kulusevski, Federico Chiesa, Federico Bernardeschi
Juventus are unbeaten in their last 14 matches against Torino in all competitions, winning four of their last five away games against the city rivals.
Victory against Chelsea will boost the confidence of Juventus, who have now won four of their last five matches in all competitions. Coupled with the absence of Andrea Belotti for the hosts, Massimiliano Allegri’s men should be able to return to victory here.
Score Prediction: Torino 1-2 Juventus