Juventus vs. Torino match preview: Time, TV schedule, and learn how to watch the Serie A

We’re watching Juventus on the lowest of lows. They’re embattled as a result of they’re dropping to groups they should not be dropping to and their destiny within the Champions League is just about sealed with two group stage video games to go.

There can be nearly actually be no Champions League soccer come the brand new 12 months when all people comes again from the World Cup break and who is aware of what sort of state the general squad can be in come January based mostly on how issues are going proper now. It has been unhealthy — actually, actually unhealthy — and the hopes that issues will flip for the higher are dwindling tenfold with each passing recreation that goes by.

The worst half is, no one is aware of when it will finish.

That is as a result of there does not seem like an ending of the downward spiral irrespective of who comes up on the schedule. It does not matter if it is the defending Serie A champions or the perceived minnows of the Champions League group, Juventus has sunk to a stage through which their eighth-place standing within the league and bottom-of-the-group place in Group H is completely deserved.

So right here comes one of many extra intense matches of every season to greet Juve as they hope that going into ritiro is the factor that begins to right issues for the higher. The primary Derby della Mole of the 2022-23 season sees a Juventus squad that has been in ritiro ever since returning from Tuesday evening’s loss in opposition to Maccabi Haifa that dropped Juve right into a near-impossible state of affairs within the Champions League to try to get out of with two group stage video games remaining.

We sit right here 9 weeks into the brand new season and Juventus and Torino are separated by all of two factors within the Serie A desk. Each golf equipment have received three of their 9 video games. Based mostly merely on type, they’re the strolling definition of mid-table groups that may win as a lot as they are going to lose and that nothing extra ought to actually be anticipated.

Certainly one of these golf equipment completed tenth final season and sits in that very same spot once more this 12 months.

The opposite — you realize, the one with a a lot greater payroll and wished us to consider they might problem for the Serie A title this season — is at present in arguably its worst spell for the reason that Darkish Ages when Ciro Ferrara, Alberto Zaccheroni and Gigi Delneri have been roaming the sidelines.

And an enormous contributor to these struggles has been just how bad Juve’s playing away from home in each Serie A and the Champions League:

  • Two attracts and 4 defeats, one thing that hasn’t occurred since 1938.
  • No wins in six away fixtures, one thing that hasn’t occurred since 1955.
  • Solely two targets scored in these six away fixtures, one thing that hasn’t occurred since 1968.
  • 4 straight losses in away fixtures, one thing that hasn’t occurred for the reason that Darkish Ages in 2010.

Whereas Allegri says “now we have loads of time to get better” when it comes to the Serie A desk, the actual fact that Juventus’ begin to the 2022-23 season is formally worse than final 12 months is an extremely worrying signal. And as we have come to see over these first two months of the season, the highest of the desk is a crowded place with some stunning groups forward of Allegri’s squad.

However at this level, are we actually anxious about what number of factors Juventus is behind Napoli? Or simply what number of golf equipment are in entrance of Juventus within the desk?

Proper now, the largest factor is Juve exhibiting any type of signal that they will get out of this mess. As of the previous few weeks, we’ve not gotten a lot of something, with the wins over Bologna and Maccabi Haifa popping out of the worldwide break just about worn out by the losses to Milan and that very same Maccabi squad.

Issues are unhealthy. They’re actually, actually unhealthy. And perhaps this ritiro is one thing that will get the squad taking part in a little bit higher than they’ve been for just about the whole 2022-23 season. Possibly it is simply the identical disjointed and

It simply says quite a bit about Juventus today {that a} slight enchancment from the actually unhealthy is one thing that we’re hoping for. Or perhaps you are not, I dunno. At this level, I simply need to see Juve get three factors for a couple of or two video games in a row. Even that looks as if a fairly large ask for Juve in its present state — which, my associates, shouldn’t be one thing that you just affiliate with golf equipment who need to compete for league titles and European glory.

TEAM NEWS

  • It is one thing you’ve got been studying about for some time now, however the three long-term absentees stay the identical: Federico Chiesa, Paul Pogba and Kaio Jorge.
  • As Juventus was in Israel and subsequently dropping to Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday, Chiesa was coaching with Juventus Underneath-17 squad and giving these younger goalkeepers a gradual exercise during shooting drills.
  • As introduced earlier within the week, Angel Di Maria will miss the remainder of the October slate of video games after struggling a hamstring harm in opposition to Maccabi Haifa.

  • When requested in regards to the beginning lineup decisions in opposition to Torino, Max Allegri replied: “I have not but selected the lineup.” Thanks, Max.
  • Allegri did say that he’ll play with two forwards up entrance, that means it is going to doubtless be a 3-5-2 or a 4-4-2 formation in opposition to Torino. (A lot of the Italian press thinks it is going to be a 3-5-2, for what it is value.)
  • Allegri did trace that some squad rotation is within the playing cards as he identified simply what number of video games are on the docket over the subsequent few weeks. “We have to perceive who wants a breather, each bodily and mentally,” he mentioned. (Sidenote: Who else wants a psychological breather from Juventus?)
  • Nineteen-year-old ahead Samuel Iling-Junior has been referred to as up from the U-23 — sorry, Juventus NextGen! — to supply a little bit extra depth in assault with Chiesa and Di Maria each out injured.

JUVENTUS PLAYER TO WATCH

The unlucky factor is that this a part of the preview has grow to be a spot the place certainly one of two sorts of gamers are chosen:

  • Stated participant is both coming off a great recreation.
  • Stated participant has been not superb and must be higher.

For this weekend, we’ll select the latter as a result of, nicely, there aren’t precisely many choices for the opposite course to take issues. That’s simply the truth of the state of affairs.

Photograph by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket through Getty Photos

The above image of Moise Kean principally sums up how most of us really feel about Juventus proper now — a lot frustration mixed with some long-standing disappointment in how issues have been dealt with over the previous few years. It is all come to a head now, and the overlying issues throughout the squad simply go away you throwing your palms within the air (however not in a great way such as you simply do not care).

At this level, Kean’s return to Juventus has been an unbelievable disappointment. The identical participant that we noticed blow his approach by the Juve youth ranks after which storm onto the scene as a youngster may be very a lot not the identical participant he’s now. These good recollections of Kean from his early days with the Juventus senior squad have been totally outnumbered by what we have seen of him the final 14 months since he rejoined Juventus — unhealthy touches, unhealthy passes, not many targets and the whole lot that does not have a constructive form of connotation to it.

With Allegri hinting at squad rotation, many within the Italian press are considering that Kean will step in for both Dusan Vlahovic or Arek Milik in what’s going to be a two-man assault in both a 3-5-2 or 4-4- 2. If that is the case, it is simply the most recent alternative for a really out-of-form Kean to try to get one thing going proper once more on this still-goalless season.

Sure, Kean nonetheless hasn’t scored a aim this season.

That could be a shock to some. Or perhaps it is not figuring out how he is not often been within the beginning lineup and has struggled mightily when introduced on as a supposed affect sub.

So perhaps that is the sport the place Kean truly will get his aim. And begin. Or each! Who actually is aware of relating to Juventus and its gamers at this level.

MATCH INFO

When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022.

The place: Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy.

Official kickoff time: 6 pm in Italy and round Europe; 5 pm in the UK, 12 pm Japanese time, 9 am Pacific time.

HOW TO WATCH

TV: BT Sport 1 (United Kingdom).

On-line/Streaming: Paramount+ (United States); fuboTV Canada (Canada); BT Sport app, BTSport.com (United Kingdom); DAZN, Sky GO Italia (Italy).

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