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Torino vs. Juventus Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
31 October 2019
Saturday 2 November
Stadio Olimpico di Torino – Serie A
Juventus enter the season’s first Turin derby with a goal of maintaining their position in the title race but face a stern test against confident Torino, who held their own the last time these two teams met in 2018-19. This Derby della Mole could prove to be setting the tone for the home side in search of a place in Europe next season.
There are no doubts that the big brother of the Turin relationship is the guests at Stadio Olimpico this Saturday, as the last Torino win came over 24 years ago in a 2-1 win on April 9th, 1995. That was only their third win in 32 matches played out between the two rivals. Even so, the last match between the two ended with them sharing the points from a 1-1 draw at Allianz Stadium. Prior to that, Torino lost both their last home games against Juventus by a 1-0 score and the last time the meeting ended in a total of Over 2.5 goals was five meetings ago, on September 23, 2017.
Torino have nearly got a full squad to pick from when they host the Bianconeri at home this weekend. Kevin Bonifazi has been out since October 26 and missed two matches in his absence, but other than that they seem to have no other problems ahead of the important derby.
Gonzalo Higuain might be back for the reigning Italian champions, whilst Juventus are still waiting on winger Douglas Costa since mid-September. The Brazilian has missed the last 11 matches and it’s unlikely to see him make a return to the local derby in Turin. Aaron Ramsey has also missed the last five matches because of an adductor problem and will most likely be sat out also this weekend.
Torino vs. Juventus Preview and Predictions
Juventus have found their feet quickly under new manager Maurizio Sarri and are the only team in Serie A to still be unbeaten. There have been some hick-ups along the way, though, and both two draws so far have come on away turf. Another draw on the road for The Old Lady gives a neat 4.00, whilst they stand at 1.64 to win at Stadio Olimpico this weekend. Torino is at 5.75 to beat their fierce rivals for the first time since 1995.
With the strike force and the depth available to this modern Juventus side, it looks to be another tough blow for Torino, and they are not on great form of late. Placed in the bottom half of the league and with two draws in a row at home, something really needs to be pulled out of the hat to get something from the game against the Bianconeri.
Granata haven’t scored three goals or more at home since the last home fixture last season and will not be looking like an obvious threat to their guests.
Juventus to score Over 1.5 total team goals at 1.76
Juventus are attacking with flair under the former Napoli manager Sarri and will have most of their strike force available at Olimpico. They have scored two goals or more in three out of six away games in all competitions this year.
Juventus to win to nil at 2.45
Before the score draw at Allianz Stadium last season, Torino had lost four in row to Juventus without scoring a goal, getting beat 1-0, 1-0, 2-0 and 4-0 dating back to September 2017.