PRE MATCH: TORINO VS JUVENTUS

The Turin derby takes place this weekend in the Italian Serie A as Torino host city rivals Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. Both teams are desperate for a win for different reasons but Juve's experience should give them the edge.

Torino failed to build on their 3-2 win over Sassuolo as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Sampdoria in their previous Serie A fixture. They conceded early in the contest and never looked like getting the equalizer, finishing without a single attempt on target.

Il Toro is still in relegation trouble and sits just one point above the bottom three following a run of three defeats in their last four matches. They also have a poor home record with just one win at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino all season.


While Davide Nicola’s team boasts some quality in attack, they however have one of the worst defenses in Serie A and have conceded nine goals in their last four matches.

Juventus also failed to win in their last Serie A fixture and suffered a surprise 1-0 home defeat to Benevento. They were wasteful in front of the goal and failed to make their superior possession and multiple attempts on target count.


The result leaves Andrea Pirlo’s men in the third position, 10 points behind leaders Inter Milan, who have a game in hand. They will be desperate to breathe some life into their failing title challenge and recapture the form that saw them claim four wins in their last five matches across all competitions.


Juventus have a good record on their travels with five wins in their last eight matches in Serie A. They earned a 3-1 victory over Cagliari last time out on the road with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a hat-trick.


Final analysis: It’s pride on the line and look forward to Juventus come out blazing to capture this derby.


Final Prediction: Torino 0-3 Juventus



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