18:45 GMT 06 May 2017
With just 4 games left of the 2016/17 Serie A, Torino make the short trip across the city to face Juventus in the second Turin derby of the season. The hosts could win the league title with victory over Torino if Roma fail to win and with a 9-point advantage over Roma with 4 games left, they have pretty much wrapped up the title already. Torino are sitting in 9th with little to play for other than local pride, of course.
Torino have only won on 1 occasion against Juventus in 22 years and now would be a better time than any to get another derby-day win. Juventus have scored 11 goals against their rivals in the last 3 meetings. The last time they met in December, Juve won 3-1. Head to head matches: Juventus Turin - Turin FC
Head to head matches: Juventus Turin - Turin FC
Juventus go into this match as huge favourites and if they win, they will have almost definitely secured the league title along with a place in the Champions League final if they can avoid defeat in the second-leg of their tie with Monaco. With a fully available squad, they shouldn’t face any problems and they may rest some players with the second-leg against Monaco less than a week away. Latest matches: Juventus Turin
Latest matches: Juventus Turin
The onlt thing at stake for Torino in this derby is the bragging rights and local pride if they do manage to win but other than that, the game doesn’t have any real use for them. Lorenzo De Silvestri is looking like he might return but he probably won’t be risked due to the lack of importance of the match.
Latest matches: Turin FC
|29.04.2017||Seri||Turin FC||Sampdoria Genoa||1:1||D|
|23.04.2017||Seri||AC Chievo Verona||Turin FC||1:3||W|
|15.04.2017||Seri||Turin FC||FC Crotone||1:1||D|
|09.04.2017||Seri||Cagliari Calcio||Turin FC||2:3||W|
|02.04.2017||Seri||Turin FC||Udinese Calcio||2:2||D|
Juventus should come away with a comfortable win in front of their own fans against their local rivals. If they get a couple of first half goals, The Old Lady will probably take their collective foot off the gas so that they don’t waste valuable energy which might provide a route back into the match for Torino. With such a great defence, Juventus shouldn’t concede in this one and should have no problems with grabbing a few goals.
06 May 2017 - 18:45 GMT
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