Serie A TIM 13th round: Derby Della Mole – Juventus FC vs Torino Match preview

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Derby Della Mole

Derby della Mole

The Derby della Mole, also known as the Derby di Torino (or the Turin Derby as it is known in the English-speaking world), is the local derby, played out between Turin’s most prominent football clubs Juventus and Torino. It is the oldest football derby in Italy, first played on 13 January 1907.

It is called the “Derby della Mole”, after the Mole Antonelliana, a major landmark in the city and the architectural symbol of the Piedmontese capital.

Juventus FC vs Torino

Juventus play host to fierce rivals Torino in the highly anticipated Derby della Mole on Sunday evening, knowing a win for the Bianconeri will maintain their lead in the Serie A standings.

Juventus vs Torino

Both teams will be desperate for the three points, but for obviously different reasons as they are situated at opposite ends of the table.

The home side are the undisputed favorites as they sit comfortably at the summit of the table on 31 points, three points ahead of second placed Roma.

Team news

Juventus will be without defenders Andrea Barzagli and Martin Caceres, as well as Kwadwo Asamoah, while Simone Padoin will miss the game due picking up a suspension after being sent off against Lazio last week. Former Torino man Angelo Ogbonna also remains doubtful for the match, but could feature after straining his hamstring.

For Torino, the Granata will have to do without youngster Marco Benassi, and midfielders Ruben Perez and Migjen Basha.

Match statistics

In a long history between Juventus and Torino, there have been 229 matches in all competitions and meetings. Juventus have 20 more wins then Torino, with 46 draws.

Juventus vs Torino - statistics2

Last match ended 1-0 for Juventus, Carlos Teves has scored the winning goal.