Juventus are in fourth place in Serie A, nine points behind leaders AC Milan, while Torino are in tenth place with 32 points from their first 24 games of the 2021-22 season.
On Sunday evening, Juventus extended their Serie A unbeaten streak to 11 games with a last-gasp equalizer against Atalanta BC, with Danilo scoring late to tie the game at 1-1.
The Old Lady has won three of their past five league games, but they still have a long way to go to be in title contention heading into the final stretch, as they are now in fourth place, nine points behind leaders AC Milan and a point ahead of defending champions Inter Milan.
Torino hasn’t beaten Juventus in any tournament since a 2-1 home victory in April 2015, and their previous away win over their rivals was in the 1994-95 Serie A season, indicating the magnitude of their task ahead of Friday’s match.
The Bull have been in each of the previous ten Serie A seasons, but have finished 16th and 17th in their last two campaigns, just avoiding relegation last season by four points.
Juventus vs Torino – Team News:
Due to the absence of Danilo due to suspension on Friday, Juan Cuadrado is anticipated to start at right-back for Juventus, with Mattia De Sciglio remaining on the left.
Meanwhile, Giorgio Chiellini, Federico Bernardeschi, and Federico Chiesa are all injured, therefore the starting lineup from the previous match against Atalanta is unlikely to alter.
Big-money In January, I signed a contract. Dusan Vlahovic will continue to lead the line, with Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala providing support, while Weston McKennie should keep his place in midfield.
Torino will be without Tommaso Pobega, Dennis Praet, and Mohamed Fares due to injury, although Sasa Lukic and on-loan Juventus midfielder Rolando Mandragora will return after suspensions.
Lukic is expected to return to the starting lineup on Friday, while Praet’s absence means Marko Pjaca will start in a front three alongside Josip Brekalo and Antonio Sanabria.
Torino have a number of striker options, including Andrea Belotti, but head coach Juric is unlikely to make many changes from the starting lineup from the last match.
However, with David Zima fighting to return to the first XI, there could be a change at the back.
Juventus possible starting lineup:
Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, De Sciglio; McKennie, Locatelli, Rabiot; Dybala, Vlahovic, Morata
Torino possible starting lineup:
Savic; Zima, Bremer, Rodriguez; Singo, Linetty, Lukic, Vojvoda; Pjaca, Sanabria, Brekalo
Juventus vs Torino – Head-to-Head:
Our Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals