The Turin Derby is on the program on Friday evening and it’s going to mean the world to Torino. By winning points at the Turin Stadium, they have a chance to get one giant step closer to securing a spot in Europe. Juventus, on the other hand, have no special motivation to win points here, but they have the player quality on their side, as well as the support from the stands. So, which team is going to be the happier once the ref blows the final whistle? Find out in our Juventus vs Torino prediction & betting tips!
This team has already secured another Serie A title, meaning that whatever happens in the remaining four rounds, Juventus’ position on the table will not change. But, this doesn’t mean they won’t be in the mood for playing on Friday evening. On the contrary! As they’ve shown in the game with Inter in the previous round, Juventus players are willing to give their utmost in every single game.
In the match with Milan, Juve coach Max Allegri picked his best possible XI, including their biggest superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo. The 34-year-old is hoping to salvage this season by winning the award for the top scorer in the Italian league. Right now, the competition is incredibly fierce, with three players having more goals to their names than CRR7. But, you can be sure he’s determined to change that.
And that’s why I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw him scoring against Torino on Friday evening. But, will that be enough for his side to grab another three points? Well, our final Juventus vs Torino prediction also depends on the form of the away side, so let’s see what Torino players have up their sleeve.
Thanks to the win against AC Milan in the previous round, Torino are now at the 6th place on the Serie A table. And that means that they could play in Europe next season. Considering that they have only three points fewer than Atalanta, who are at the fourth place, the chance that they might get qualified for the Champions League still stands. And that’s certainly a major motivation for Torino players.
Another thing that’s making them motivated ahead of this clash is that it’s the Turin Derby we’re talking about here. The rivalry between these two has been going on for decades and in recent times, Juventus have been much more successful. In fact, Torino have won only one game against Juve in this century.
Motivation is obviously on their side, but their away form must worry them a bit. They’re not bad, but they have won only 4 matches on the road this season out of possible 17. On the bright side, they’ve made 12 draws in away games, which is by far the most of all the teams in Serie A. Another thing going in their favor is that their away for is pretty impressive – Torino have won 9 points in the previous 5 away matches.
Before we go to the Juventus vs Torino betting tips, we also need to point out that the away team is almost completely injury free. That’s not the case with Juventus, which you can see in the injury news section below.
- Paulo Dybala (injury)
- Sami Khedira (injury)
- Martin Caceres (injury)
- Mario Mandzukic (doubtful)
- Koffi Djidji (injury)
Szczesny – Chiellini, Bonucci, Cancelo, Alex Sandro – Can, Matuidi, Pjanic – Cuadrado, Bernardeschi, Ronaldo
Sirigu – Izzo, Moretti, N’Koulou, De Silvestri, Ansaldi – Lukic, Rincon, Meite, Berenguer – Belotti
Juventus vs Torino Prediction
Juventus are obviously better of the two, but I think Torino can snatch a point here. After all, they’re the ones super-motivated to win points, not Juve.
Juventus vs Torino Betting Tips
- Draw @3.60 (bet365)