Opposition Focus | Ten things to know about Torino

Opposition Focus | Ten things to know about Torino
Opposition Focus | Ten things to know about Torino
Opposition Focus | Ten things to know about Torino

Turin city honours are up for grabs this Saturday, as Torino host Juventus at the Olimpico Grande Torino Stadium on Saturday evening. 

The home side have won just one of the last 35 Derbies, and have conceded at least one goal in the last 25 fixtures against Juventus.

Ahead of Saturday's 18:00 CEST kick-off, here's ten things to know about the Granata.

  1. Torino have lost five of their last seven matches against teams who started the matchday in Serie A’s top three positions (W2); the last time they challenged a Juventus in the top three places in the league table dates back to 3 April 2021, drawing 2-2 at home.
  2. Torino have kept 10 clean sheets at home this season, no team has done better in the 2023/24 Serie A. The Granata have never achieved 11 home clean sheets in a single Serie A season.
  3. Torino have not scored in three of their last five home games in Serie A (W2, D2, L1).
  4. In the top five major European leagues this seaosn, only Harry Kane (eight) has scored more headed goals than Duván Zapata (seven) – notably, since his debut season in Serie A (2013/14) the Colombian has been the player who has scored the most headed goals in the competition (31).
  5. Duván Zapata is one of three foreign players, together with Giovanni Simeone and Hernán Crespo, to have reached double figures in goals in a single top-flight tournament with four different teams (Atalanta, Sampdoria, Torino and Udinese).
  6. Only against Atalanta and Sassuolo (four) has Antonio Sanabria scored more goals than against Juventus in Serie A: three goals, including his only brace in a Granata shirt in the competition (03/04/2021).
  7. Alessandro Buongiorno is the player who has intercepted the most balls (56) this season.
  8. Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, with 15 clean sheets this campaign, is the Torino goalkeeper who has recorded the highest number of clean sheets in a single Serie A season in the three points per win era (since 1994/ 95). Furthermore, only Yann Sommer has kept more clean sheets (17) than the Granata goalkeeper in this championship (followed by Wojciech Szczesny at 13).
  9. Among the defenders in this championship, only Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Federico Dimarco (39) have created more chances from open play than Raoul Bellanova (38).
  10. Nikola Vlasic hasn't scored at home in Serie A since January 7 against Napoli; since then, he has no goals and or assists to his name in five home games.

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