Sometimes there are games where you pretty much just throw out the form guide and just watch what happens on the field. Local derbies, especially ones that involve rivals whose headquarters are just a few miles away from one another, tend to be one of those occurrences. This is what happens when two teams who don't like each other step onto the field together in what is usually a very evenly-matched encounter.
Do we do the same this season, though?
Do we do that with the way Juventus has played this season?
Do we have even more reason to worry the way Juventus has played this season?
Whatever it is — and maybe it's not even one of the three questions above — this is a Derby della Mole that has only one option of outcome for Juventus. Hint, it's not lose. It's not tie, either. Juventus need this game in the same fashion that relegation-zone teams need three points every time they take the field.
And while Juventus are not totally relegation zone-bound right now, they've got a grand total of 12 points through their first 10 games this season. Let me say that again: 12 points, 10 Serie A games played. That's not very good. That's something that should be changed. And that's something that should be changed in a very quick amount of time.
Basically, go win this one, Juventus. It'd be a nice change from what you have been doing so far this season. (Or maybe that's what they do after they've won a game this season. I don't know. It's hard to remember things these days.)
Juventus XI (4-3-1-2): Gianluigi Buffon; Simone Padoin, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Patrice Evra; Sami Khedira, Claudio Marchisio, Paul Pogba; Hernanes; Alvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala
Juventus bench: Neto, Emil Audero, Marin Caceres, Simone Zaza, Alex Sandro, Juan Cuadrado, Mario Mandzukic, Mario Lemina, Daniele Rugani, Stefano Sturaro
Torino XI (3-5-2): Daniele Padelli; Cesare Bovo, Kamil Glik, Emiliano Moretti; Bruno Peres, Afriyie Acquah, Giuseppe Vives, Daniele Baselli, Cristian Molinaro; Maxi Lopez, Fabio Quagliarella
How to watch
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