Trabzonspor-Juventus Betting Preview: Goals at both ends in a close game in Turkey

Hami Mandirali's men were unfortunate not to find the net in the first leg, but Al Hain-Cole expects them to have more luck in an entertaining clash in front of their own fans
Trabzonspor have a mountain to climb when they welcome Juventus to the Huseyin Avni Aker Stadium for the second leg of their Europa League last 32 clash, looking to overturn a 2-0 aggregate deficit.

The Black Sea Storm recorded their first win of 2014 with a 2-1 victory over Kayserispor at the weekend and are available at 9/2 (5.50) with William Hill to follow that up by coming out on top this evening.

Antonio Conte’s men claimed a 1-0 win over local rivals Torino in Sunday’s Derby della Mole and are 4/7 (1.57) favourites to emerge victorious once again here.

The visitors have drawn their last three consecutive away ties in this competition, and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them playing out another stalemate this time out.

Despite the defeat in Turin, new boss Hami Mandirali will have been encouraged by his team’s performance, as they more than matched the Italian champions for large parts of the game.

Indeed, the Turkish side were unlucky not to grab a precious away goal after seeing Olcan Adin’s ‘equaliser’ ruled out due to the ball allegedly going out of play in the build-up, with the game finely poised at 1-0.

The hosts will now have to push hard in attack in order to give themselves any chance and will be fairly confident of finding the net after scoring in all but two of their 18 matches on home soil this season, including 12 goals in their previous four in this competition.

Considering La Vecchia Signora failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their three Champions League clashes on the road, including trips to Galatasaray and Copenhagen, and have conceded in each of their last six on the road in all competitions, odds of 8/11 (1.73) seem nailed on for both teams to score in this one.

As well as recording three consecutive stalemates on their travels in the Europa League, Juventus have also drawn their last two away from home in Serie A, meaning those 18/5 (4.60) odds are well worth a pop on them seeing themselves through to the last 16 by finishing all square in Trabzon.

Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 8/11 (1.73) with William Hill
Score Draw for a 1pt stake at 18/5 (4.60) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.