Juventus vs Torino: Serie A Preview & Potential Line-ups
Serie A Gameweek 24 rounds off with a blockbuster contest between eternal rivals Juventus and Torino on Tuesday night.
Allianz Stadium forms the backdrop for the 156th Derby della Mole in Serie A as Juventus target another derby win over downtrodden cross-town rivals.
Dusan Vlahovic's second-half strike fired the Bianconeri to a narrow 1-0 triumph in the reverse fixture in October, extending their unbeaten H2H run to 17 matches in all competitions (W13, D4).
Massimiliano Allegri's men have not only reigned supreme in recent meetings with Torino. They've been on a tear in February, winning five out of six competitive games this month 'to nil' (D1).
The last of them was a 3-0 romping of Nantes in the return leg of their Europa League first-round knockout tie in France.
Angel Di Maria netted a hat-trick to offer his side an alternate round into next season's Champions League group stages after January's 15-point deduction in Serie A.
If only Torino could blame anyone but themselves for another underwhelming domestic season as they enter this round 11 points adrift of European placings.
Last Monday's gut-wrenching 2-2 home draw against basement boys Cremonese summed the Granata's disjointed league campaign in a nutshell.
However, with the bragging rights up for grabs, Torino may change the attitude on Tuesday, seeking their first league triumph away at Juventus since 1995.
Juventus' form wobble in Serie A at the turn of the year (W2, D1, L2) seemingly belongs to the past, with Allegri's side winning their last three league games without conceding.
Beating their opposition 'to nil' has become Allegri's trademark, as only runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona (16) have won more top-flight games without a reply than Juventus (14) since the start of last season.
Yet Juventus would be better off giving Torino some respect here, especially after blowing hot and cold across their last three home outings in Serie A (W1, D1, L1).
There's a feeling Ivan Juric's men haven't done enough to earn Juventus' high regard, though, going winless in 32 of their 33 H2Hs in Serie A (D8, L24)!!
Even though this will be a short trip, Torino's travel sickness remains a genuine concern, with the Granata managing just two wins across their last ten away league games (D3, L5).
With that in mind, they shouldn't mind a share of the spoils, as has been the case in four of their eight top-flight fixtures in 2023 (W2, D2).
Juventus vs Torino Potential Line-ups
Juventus (3-4-1-1): Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Gleison Bremer, Alex Sandro; Juan Cuadrado, Nicolo Fagioli, Leandro Paredes, Adrien Rabiot, Filip Kostic; Angel Di Maria; Dusan Vlahovic.
Torino (3-4-2-1): Vanja Milinkovic-Savic; Koffi Djidji, Perr Schuurs, Alessandro Buongiorno; Wilfried Singo, Ivan Ilic, Adopo, Mergim Vojvoda; Aleksei Miranchuk, Nemanja Radonjic; Antonio Sanabria.