Torino are set to play Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino on Saturday in the Serie A.
Torino come into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw against Paolo Zanetti's Venezia in the league. A second-half goal from Croatian winger Josip Brekalo for Torino was cancelled out by a penalty from midfielder Mattia Aramu for Venezia. Torino had defender Koffi Djidji sent off in the second-half.
Juventus, on the other hand, beat Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea 1-0 in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League yesterday. An early second-half goal from forward Federico Chiesa sealed the deal for Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus.
Torino vs Juventus Head-to-Head
In 24 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Juventus hold the clear advantage. They have won 19 games, lost one and drawn four.
The two clubs last faced each other earlier this year in Serie A, with the game ending 2-2. Goals from Italy international Federico Chiesa and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus was cancelled out by a brace from Paraguayan striker Antonio Sanabria for Torino.
Torino form guide in Serie A: D-D-W-W-L
Juventus form guide in Serie A: W-W-D-L-L
Torino vs Juventus Team News
Torino manager Ivan Juric will be unable to call upon the services of winger Simone Edera and striker Simone Zaza. There are doubts over the availability of star striker Andrea Belotti, centre-back Armando Izzo, Belgium international Dennis Praet and Croatian winger Marko Pjaca. Centre-back Kofi Djidji is suspended.
Injured: Simone Zaza, Simone Edera
Doubtful: Marko Pjaca, Armando Izzo, Andrea Belotti, Dennis Praet
Suspended: Kofi Djidji
Meanwhile, Juventus will be without Argentine forward Paulo Dybala, Spanish striker Alvaro Morata and young Brazilian attacker Kaio Jorge. There are doubts over the availability of Wales international Aaron Ramsey and Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo.
Injured: Kaio Jorge, Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata
Doubtful: Aaron Ramsey, Arthur Melo
Torino vs Juventus Predicted XI
Torino Predicted 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 Predicted XI (4-3-3): Wojciech Szczesny, Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro, Weston McKennie, Manuel Locatelli, Rodrigo Bentancur, Dejan Kulusevski, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa
Torino vs Juventus Prediction
Torino are 9th in Serie A. They appointed a new manager this summer in the form of Ivan Juric, who joined the club after a good stint with Hellas Verona. Andrea Belotti remains Torino's star, with the Euro 2020 winner an incredibly consistent goalscorer at club level.
Juventus, on the other hand, have endured a disappointing start to their new season. They are 10th in the league, and manager Massimiliano Allegri has his job cut out. The win against Chelsea will boost their confidence. Juventus are currently 10 points behind league leaders Napoli.
Juventus will be missing some important players, but should be able to edge past Torino here.
Prediction: Torino 0-2 Juventus