Tonight Serie A leaders, Juventus will face Torino in the Derby della Mole at the Olimpico Grande Torino with the Old Lady hoping to extend their lead over Inter.
Sarri’s men are currently sitting top of Serie A with 26 points after 10 matches, while Torino is in the 12th place with 11 points.
The black-and-whites drew their match 1-1 against Lecce on Saturday, but then they managed to return the page and so defeated Genoa 2-1 on Wednesday. It was the Serie A champion’s star, Ronaldo who scored a 96th-minute penalty to secure all three points for the Old Lady.
Overall, it has to be said that the champions have not been at their best this season.
Torino, on the other side, have actually started their 2019-20 Serie A campaign with back-to-back victories over Sassuolo and Atalanta. The team managed to win their match after 2 games over AC Milan to make it three wins from their first five matches. They are since fighting for more victories, but it hasn’t been like they wished for as most recently Walter Mazzarri's side were beaten 4-0 at Lazio on Wednesday.
Torino will go on the pitch without the services of center-back Kevin Bonifazi as he is injured in hand, while Nicolas N'Koulou is out due to suspension.
Parigini and Buongiorno are the team’s other doubts with thigh and groin injuries
On the contrary, Juve will miss midfielder Adrien Rabiot due to his suspension after he received a late red card in their match against Genoa, while Giorgio Chiellini and Mattia Perin remain unavailable due to injuries.
Pjanic and Higuain are Sarri’s other men who may be out due to injuries. In fact, they both missed Wednesday's clash and have remained doubts for tonight’s Turin derby.
These are the facts worth mentioning from the history books.
Juventus have only lost one of their last 26 Serie A derbies against Torino with 19 wins and six draws.
Juventus have won nine of their last 10 Serie A away derbies against Torino, losing just one and they have kept seven clean sheets in the process.
Torino have suffered more top-flight defeats against Juventus than versus any other side.
Despite having won 11 of their last 16 Serie A home games, the hosts have drawn the most recent two: they have never before failed to win three home league matches in a row under Walter Mazzarri.
Maurizio Sarri has won 10 of his first 13 games with Juventus. It has to be said that only Fabio Capello in 2004 and Jesse Carver in 1949 had a higher winning percentage than him through their first 13 managerial matches for the Bianconeri.
Before this season In the Cairo era, only once before had Torino lost at least five of their first 10 games of a single campaign - 2008/09, when they eventually went on to be relegated.
Walter Mazzarri’s last Serie A win against Juventus was back in January 2011: since then, Torino’s manager has managed five draws and five defeats against them.
Torino: Sirigu, Izzo, Ansaldi, Djidji, De Silvestri, Meite, Baselli, Aina, Verdi, Zaza, Belotti.
Juventus: Szczesny, Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro, Khedira, Matuidi, Bentancur, Bernardeschi, Ronaldo, Dybala.
Date: Saturday, 2 November
Time: 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico