Torino and Juventus are clashing at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in a Derby della Mole of round 7 in the Italian Serie A. Torino have been in excellent form, and they are now undefeated in their last 4 games. Juventus has strung a few wins together, and their defense has been slowly improving.
As I’ve mentioned, Torino is undefeated in their last 4 games, and they have kept 2 clean sheets during this streak, and they have scored at least 1 goal in every one of those games. In their last game against Venezia on the road, Torino was the better team with 56% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 1 corner kick, 2 big chances created, and 82% of the correct passes. Even though Torino was the better team here, and they were leading since the 56th minute, Verona was awarded a penalty kick in the 78th minute, and they scored. The final score was 1-1. Torino is in 9th place with 8 points, and their offense and defense are solid so far especially defense. There are a lot of important injuries in Torino right now, but some of those players might be ready for this game. Torino has a new coach this season, and we can already see his impact on their defense and their general playing style, and it looks good.
Juventus hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games, which is a nice improvement, but they are also on a 3-game winning streak, which includes their Champions League win against Chelsea earlier this week. Juventus has had extremely low 27% of ball possession in that game, they have had only 1 shot on goal, 1 corner kick, 1 big chance created, and 75% of the correct passes. Overall, this wasn’t a great game for Juventus, but with a solid defense, and a lot of luck, Juventus has somehow scored a goal, and they have won this game 1-0. In Serie A, Juventus is slowly climbing the standings, and they are now in 10th place with 8 points, but their defense was terrible so far. Dybala and Morata have each scored 2 goals for Juventus so far this season, but they are both injured and will probably miss this game. Juventus has had one of the worst starts of the season in a long, long time, but they are looking well right now, and the worst thing that can happen to Juventus is the international break, and we are getting one next week.
This is the local derby in Turin, and with both teams in good form, I think it will be a fun one. I would give a slight advantage to Juventus because they have fewer injuries, but I see Torino getting on the scoreboard. I’m taking the over.