Serie A: Juventus vs Torino Match Preview
Juventus were made to fight hard, but they managed to see off Fiorentina to ensure they made it five wins out of five. They next face cross-town rivals Torino in the Derby della Mole, and it’s always more than just a match when the Granata come to town.
Date: Saturday, 23 September 2017
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 00:15 IST (24th September)
Venue: Allianz Stadium (Turin)
T.V. Telecast: Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 1 HD, beIN Sports
Streaming link: Ronaldo7.net, Totalsportek.com, Jio TV
Playing their fourth match in 12 days, Max Allegri’s side come into the derby off a nervy 1-0 win over Fiorentina on Wednesday night. Shutout through 45 minutes for the first time this year, Mario Mandzukic found the breakthrough for the Bianconeri on 52 minutes with a diving header, after a cross from Juan Cuadrado was touched on by Gonzalo Higuain. The Bianconeri have won all the 5 games and would like to maintain their 100% record.
There is some selection dilemma for manager Max Allegri in defence but there is a lot of option to choose from, but Juve’s attack looks to be in full strength against city rivals Torino.
Torino have had a good start to the season, winning three matches and drawing two. They opened their league campaign with a 1-1 draw away at Bologna, before following up with wins over Sassuolo and Benevento, a draw at home to Sampdoria and a win over Udinese.
Manager Sinisa Mihajlovic made some very astute signings in the summer, securing the services of experienced goalkeeper, Salvatore Sirigu, Lyon defender, Nicolas Nkoulou, and other seasoned Serie A players such as Nicolas Burdisso, M’Baye Niang and Tomas Rincon.
Star man Andrea Belotti has carried on his fine form from last season, scoring three goals in five matches.
Juventus XI: Buffon, Chiellini, Rugani, Lichtsteiner, Sandro, Pjanić, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Dybala, Mandžukić, Higuaín
Torino XI: Sirigu, De Silvestri, Molinaro, N’Koulou, Moretti, Rincón, Baselli, Falqué, Ljajić, Niang, Belotti
Head to Head
- Juventus are unbeaten in the last five meetings with Torino in all competitions, 4 wins and a draw. The stalemate happened in the corresponding Serie A fixture of last season, 1-1 at the Juventus stadium.
- Both teams have scored in the last six Serie A meetings between them.
- The Old Lady won 8 and drew 3 of the last 11 home matches against Torino.
- Torino have scored in the last three Serie A matches at the Juventus stadium, having fired blanks in previous 5.