Antonio Conte's men let a two-goal lead slip to lose 4-2 in the reverse fixture back in October, but Al Hain-Cole expects them to ease to victory in front of their own fans
Having won 16 and lost none of their last 18 Serie A games since then, Antonio Conte’s men are clear 2/5 (1.40) favourites with Paddy Power to gain retribution with a victory here.
With just one win and three defeats to their name in the previous six in the league, La Viola go into this match as 7/1 (8.00) underdogs to secure a first away win over their bitter rivals in six years.
The champions are yet to drop a single point at the Stadio Juventus in the league, but you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on the visitors spoiling their perfect home record by coming away with a draw in this one.
This game is the first of three encounters between the sides over the next 12 days, with the pair set to contend the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie at this ground on Thursday.
That draw has added even more significance to a clash that is always one of Italy’s most hotly-contested, with little love lost between two teams whose rivalry goes back a long way.
Both teams will now be looking to lay down a marker in this game as they size each other up for upcoming European battle, with La Vecchia Signora looking much the stronger of the two.
The hosts come into this game on the back of a five-match winning streak that has seen them go in at half-time in the lead on each occasion, meaning they should be confident of starting strongly against a team that have conceded within the first 45 in four of their last five games.
Considering Vincenzo Montella’s team have been trailing at the break in seven of their nine defeats this campaign, odds of 11/10 (2.10) offer excellent value on Juventus leading at both half-time and full-time for the 13th time in 14 Serie A games on home soil.
|Juventus/Juventus at HT/FT for a 2pt stake at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power
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