Juventus will be looking to improve their past performance ahead of this week’s derby after the latest in a long line of failures saw the Old Lady humbled by Champions League minnows Maccabi Haifa.
Juventus have now lost five of their last eight outings in all competitions and are perilously placed in Group H, trailing both Benfica and Paris Saint-Germain by five points in the table.
Back at home, things are barely better for the fallen giants, as they sat eighth after the first nine rounds of the Serie A campaign – already 10 points adrift of relentless leaders Napoli. That represents the club’s worst return at this stage for seven years, though back then, they subsequently embarked on a 15-game winning streak – started by a victory over Torino.
The odds of the Bianconeri repeating such a feat are precipitous. They make the short trip to Stadio Olimpico Grande, having failed to win any of their last six away games in the Italian top flight.
They have, though, lost just one of their last 32 league encounters with their city rivals – coming out on top 23 times – and remain unbeaten against Il Toro since 2015.
Thirteen points in the first nine Serie A matches is Juventus’s worst return since 2015/16 (12 points), a trend that changed in that season against Torino (on MD11, the first of a streak of 15 consecutive wins).