Juventus are the favorites, but it is the Turin derby. Juventus took advantage of Lazio’s defeat to Atalanta and are now 4 points ahead of the Romans. As you know, Juve do not score many goals against Torino, but they usually win.
There are nine more rounds ahead, and this handicap may not seem special. But Juventus is not an ordinary team, and maybe for the Turinese club, it will be enough to win the 9th Scudetto in a row.
Until then, the Turin derby – the central match of the 30th round of Serie A – will take place on Saturday at the Allianz Stadium. Juventus are clear favorites. Torino will do their best in this game, but the team of Moreno Longo is tactically and physically very inferior to his compatriot.
Torino has a crisis, and it is not ruled out that it will take a big affort to keep their place in the elite. In the previous round, after the lost match with Lazio at home (1: 2), the team is 6 points away from the relegation zone.
Recall that the match in the first round was won by the team of Maurizio Sarri with a minimal score, thanks to the goal of Matthijs de Ligt. Here is how the Dutch player remembers that match and goal today:
“Derby was especially memorable for me in the first round. Then I scored the first goal in Juve and Italy, which gave us a significant victory – 1: 0. Then I had a difficult period. Many criticized me, and I had problems. But this goal alleviated the situation and made not only me but the whole team happy. “Thanks to the goal, I have significantly improved the game and become who I am now. The Turin derby is a special match. Both teams want to win, and no doubt it will be a difficult game.”