Juventus will be looking for their seventh straight victory in Serie A when they welcome Turin rivals Torino to the Allianz Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Bianconeri are currently four points clear of Lazio at the top of the table with nine games remaining, in search of a ninth consecutive title. After losing out in the Coppa Italia, Juventus have marked their return to league action with three straight wins, scoring nine goals and conceding just one – albeit against teams further down the table.
The Old Lady currently sit four points clear of second-placed Lazio at the top of the table, while Torino occupy 14th, six points clear of the relegation zone in Italy’s top flight.
Torino currently occupy 13th place in the Serie A standings with 31 points, six points behind 18th-placed Lecce.
Juventus, on the other hand, sit at the top of the table, four points ahead of second-placed Lazio.
Reason for predictions:
- Torino have lost each of their last five away trips in Serie A.
- Juventus have won 13 of their 14 home games in the league this term.
- The hosts have won by two or more goals in seven of 13 home wins so far.
Juve have not been without their problems this season, but the Old Lady are the team to catch in Italy’s top flight, with a return of 72 points from 29 matches leaving them top of the table.
Juve ran out 1-0 winners in the reverse match against Torino earlier this season, although the corresponding fixture at the home of the champions last term ended in a 1-1 draw.
Torino have not played outside of Italy’s top flight since the 2011-12 campaign, while they actually finished seventh last term, losing just seven of their 38 matches. The fact that two of Torino’s next three matches are away to Juve and Inter is a slight concern as they look to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle in the final weeks of the season.
Juve have dominated this fixture, meanwhile, winning 71 of their 149 Serie A meetings, while Torino have not triumphed in the Turin derby since April 2015.
Torino are certainly capable of making it a difficult afternoon for the champions, but it is tough to back against Juve due to their excellent form.
Under 6.5 (Number Of Cards In Match) @ 1.8
Prediction: Juventus 2-0 Torino