Torino vs Juventus: Where to Watch Serie A, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

Juventus will be looking to extend its unbeaten run in Serie A to 11 games when it takes on city rivals Torino on Saturday.

The Bianconeri remained top of the table a point clear of Inter Milan thanks to a 2-1 win over Genoa on Wednesday, courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo in the sixth minute of injury time.

With Inter taking on Bologna on the road earlier on Saturday, Juventus could find itself in second place by the time the 199th instalment of the Turin derby gets underway.

Italian soccer's oldest derby has been a hopelessly lopsided fixture in recent history, with Juventus losing just once in 26 league meetings since losing both fixtures in the 1994-95 season.

In the intervening 24 years, the Old Lady won 12 league titles—including the last eight in a row—and the Champions League in 1996, while losing in another five finals.

The Bianconeri were relegated to Serie B—the second tier of pro soccer in Italy— in 2006 in the wake of a match-fixing scandal that rocked Italy as a whole, but have quickly reasserted their domestic dominance.

In Maurizio Sarri's first season in charge, Juventus has picked up where it left off last year and it is yet to taste defeat, with 10 wins and three draws in all competitions.

In the summer, much was made of how Juventus will adjust to Sarri's brand of attacking soccer, which differs vastly to the more defensive approach preferred by his predecessor, Massimiliano Allegri.

While Juventus has been impressive so far, the former Chelsea manager has been left disappointed by a lack of goals. The Bianconeri, who celebrated their 122nd birthday on Friday, have scored 18 goals in 10 games, the joint lowest return out of the top six teams in Serie A.

"We are going through a spell during which we've not been clinical enough in front of goal," Sarri was quoted as saying by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"We are lacking a bit of an attacking edge and that could cost us."

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While the goals have been hard to come by for Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo has been as clinical as ever, scoring six times in his first 11 games this season.

The Portuguese player will turn 35 in February but remains as influential as ever and will relish facing Torino, against whom he scored in both meetings last season.

While Juventus' spell in Serie B was fleeting, Torino is all too well acquainted with the division, in which it spent 10 seasons over the last quarter of a century. The Granata returned to the top flight in 2012 and have since reestablished themselves as a solid Serie A outfit, finishing in the top half of the table in six of the last seven seasons.

Performances have tailed off sharply so far this year, with Torino on a five-game winless run that stretched back to September 26. The Granata were on the receiving end of a 4-0 shellacking at the hands of Lazio on Wednesday and slipped to 13th on the table.

Walter Mazzarri remains in charge but a defeat in the Derby della Mole could well spell the end of his time in Turin.

"We have a derby ahead of us but above all a long championship ahead of us, I think it's right today to examine everyone's conscience," Torino president Urbano Cairo was quoted as saying by Turin daily Tuttosport after the defeat against Lazio.

"I still have faith in Mazzarri and he's not under pressure."

That may soon change unless Torino can produce an upset this weekend and improve its dismal recent record against its local rivals. Since returning to Serie A in 2012, the Granata have lost 11 of their 13 meetings with Juventus, with a solitary win coming in 2015.

Inter Milan and Atalanta—who is third in Serie A five points behind Juventus—will be hoping that can change this week.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates the victory after the Serie A match between Juventus and Genoa CFC at the Juventus Stadium on October 30 in Turin, Italy. Alessandro Sabattini/Getty

When and where is the game?

Torino hosts Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in Turin on Saturday, November 2, with kickoff scheduled for 8:45 p.m. local time (3:45 p.m. ET).

Juventus has lost just to their city rivals since 1995.

TV coverage and live stream

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and will also be available in Italian on RAI Italia via fuboTV.

Form

Juventus remained top of the table with a one-point lead over Inter Milan after Cristiano Ronaldo converted a late penalty to secure a 2-1 win over Genoa on Wednesday, while Torino slipped to 12th after suffering a 4-0 thrashing away at Lazio.

Team news

Juventus is without long-term absentee Giorgio Chiellini, who was ruled out for at least six months after sustaining an ACL injury in September, while Adrien Rabiot is suspended after picking up a red card against Genoa.

Torino will be without injured duo Kevin Bonifazi and Tomas Rincon, while defender Nicolas Nkoulou is suspended.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, Juventus is a 3/5 favorite, while the Torino is a 5/1 underdog and the draw is at 3/1.