Torino vs Juventus Prediction, Preview, Lineups & Betting Tips
After Tuesday night’s UEFA Champions League home draw against the Spurs, Juventus will be keen to pick up the points against city rivals Torino and continue their Scudetto race with Napoli, when both Turin sides will cross swords at the “Stadio Olimpico”. That rivalry is known as the Derby Della Mole and the Granata would love nothing more than to throw a spanner in the works for rivals Juventus.
Juve’s last Serie A encounter saw “La Vecchia Signora” travelling to Florence where the Bianconeri claimed a 2-0 win, which keeps them on a point behind Napoli. This time Juve is set for another away game before the two upcoming home matches with Atalanta and Massimiliano Allegri must decide whether Paulo Dybala is ready enough to play in the Calcio, or the Argentine will be saved for the upcoming second Champions League 1/8 final in North London. Even if Dybala is kept on the bench, if we assume he’s fit enough to be included in Juventus group, Allegri still has some thoughts who will start on the right wing where Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi are the two decent options in a 4-3-3 formation. Meanwhile, Sami Khedira, who hobbled off during the Spurs game with a muscular problem, is expected to be fully fit in Sunday and should boost Juve’s midfield.
On the other hand, Walter Mazzarri has a full squad to choose from with Afriyie Acquah back from suspension and available for the Derby Della Mole. Nevertheless, Mazzari may stick to the same 4-2-3-1 formation that won 2-0 over Udinese last weekend, picking Joel Obi in a central midfield trio alongside Daniele Baselli and former Juventus player Tomas Rincon.
Moreover, Torino’s coach can be glad that Andrea Belotti is finally back in business and scored a sensational goal last week, so he will be extremely confident before the Turin Derby early on Sunday. Belotti will be topping Toro’s 4-3-3, being supported by M’Baye Niang and Iago Falque through both wings.
Torino have won one point only out of their last seven meetings with Juve, since a 2-1 victory from April 2015. It’s actually Toro’s only win over Juventus for more than 20 years and we believe that “The Old Lady” will continue its successful performance in the Derby Della Mole. We recommend betting on Juventus and Max Allegri to win the tactical duel with his opponent Walter Mazzari, who is unbeaten in five games since being appointed as Torino’s boss, right after the Coppa Italia 0-2 loss exactly against Juve in first days of the new year.
Find out the possible starting lineups of Torino and Juventus, as well as our betting prediction with the highest betting odds available on the selected market.
Possible Lineups of Torino and Juventus
Venue: “Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino”, Torino.
Referee: Daniele Orsato.
Torino FC: Salvatore Sirigu – Cristian Molinaro, Nicolas Burdisso, Nicolas N’Koulou, Lorenzo De Silvestri – Daniele Baselli, Tomas Rincon, Joel Obi – M’Baye Niang, Andrea Belotti, Iago Falque. (4-3-3)
Missing players: Lyanco is injured.
Juventus FC: Gianluigi Buffon – Stephan Lichtsteiner, Medhi Benatia, Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro – Miralem Pjanic, Claudio Marchisio, Sami Khedira – Douglas Costa, Gonzalo Higuain, Mario Mandzukic. (4-3-3)
Missing players: Benedikt Höwedes, Blaise Matuidi and Juan Cuadrado are all injured, Paulo Dybala remains doubtful.