There was a time when Juventus were looking secure in the top four and on course for Champions League football but then a 15-point deduction hit. Coinciding with a poor run of form, Juventus were looking completely out of the race for any European football but they have given themselves some minor hope.
Three wins in their past three games against Salernitana, Fiorentina and Spezia have lifted Juventus up to eighth, just two places outside the final European qualification space in Serie A. However, they are still nine points behind sixth-placed Atalanta and need a big change in fortune if they are to be playing in Europe next season.
Torino, meanwhile, are sniffing at the heels of their rivals, just one point and one place behind going into the Derby della Mole. If Juventus are chasing European football, the same surely has to be said for Torino, though their expectations and hopes are certainly not as lofty as the other Turin side.
Instead, the 2022/23 campaign will be about sitting comfortably in Serie A and preparing for next season when they can mount a potential push higher up the table. With 15 games left to play, Torino are 14 points clear of the relegation zone and look pretty safe already. However, they will be wary of any dip in form, currently two without victory.
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Juventus vs Torino match stats
Derbies can be feisty and Karol Linnety is one man who may need to keep an eye on himself. The Poland international has committed 31 fouls in Serie A so far this season and received six yellow cards, more than any other Torino player.
Juventus like to hit their Turin rivals late in Serie A, scoring at least one goal from the 70th minute onwards in eight of their last nine games against Torino.