It is derby time in Turin as Juventus and Torino will face off tonight at the Allianz Stadium in the last game of Serie A match day 24.
This will be the 156th Derby della Mole in Serie A and as usual, it will have a clear favourite. Juventus have lost only one of their last 33 matches against Torino in Serie A and they’re unbeaten in the last 17 derbies across all competitions.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side are on a three-match winning streak in which they have collected three consecutive clean sheets.
On top of that, they have beaten Nantes 3-0 away in Europa League’s playoff second leg and they’ll face Bundesliga side Freiburg in the last-16.
It is going to be a tough task for Torino, who have not won a derby since April 2015 and they’re winless away from home against Juventus since April 1995.
The Granata haven’t won in their last two Serie A matches, including a 2-2 draw against bottom-side Cremonese, and they have picked up only two victories in the eight Serie A matches they’ve played in 2023.
Results from their last five matches in all competitions:
W W D W W
D L W L D
The big news is that Paul Pogba is back for Juventus. The Frenchman will be called up and as confirmed by coach Massimiliano Allegri, he’s ready to play even though he’ll start from the bench.
Federico Chiesa has made the squad too after having missed out on the last two Juventus’ matches across all competitions.
Angel Di Maria is set to start the game after the hat-trick scored against Nantes in Europa League. El Fideo is the Juventus player who has been involved in the most goals in 2023 in Serie A (5).
Manuel Locatelli is suspended and here comes the surprise: La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Argentinian youngster Enzo Barrenechea is likely to get his first ever start with the Bianconeri. This means that PSG loanee Leandro Paredes will start form the bench.
Torino will miss Nikola Vlasic as the Croatian international is out due to a muscle injury with no time table set for his return to action.
Yann Karamoh and Aleksey Miranchuk are the favourites to play behind lone striker Antonio Sanabria.
Midifielder Samuele Ricci is back after a calf injury but he’ll start from the bench with Michel Adopo and Karol Linetty in contention for a starting spot next to Ivan Ilic.
Juventus (3-5-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Alex Sandro; Cuadrado, Fagioli, Barrenechea, Rabiot, Kostic; Di Maria, Vlahovic.
Torino (3-5-2): Milinkovic-Savic; Djidji, Schuurs, Buongiorno; Singo, Ilic, Adopo, Rodriguez; Karamoh, Miranchuk; Sanabria.
Andrea Agostinelli | GIFN