Antonio Conte's men have failed to display their characteristic defensive resolve this season and Al Hain-Cole expects this to make for an entertaining Turin derbyThe Derby della Mole takes place on Sunday as Juventus travel the short distance to their former Stadio Olimpico home to face Turin rivals Torino in Serie A.
La Vecchia Signora are unbeaten in 14 games against their more modest neighbours and are clear 1/2 (1.50) favourites with Betway to pick up a fifth-consecutive win in this clash.
However, Giampiero Ventura’s men are unbeaten in their last five games on home soil and are available at 6/1 (7.00) to secure a long-awaited first win over their old foes since 1995.
Four of those five fixtures have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 14/5 (3.80) on the hosts earning a share of the spoils for the first time in six encounters.
Few local derbies can have been more one-sided than this one over the past few years, as Antonio Conte’s men have taken 22 points from the last 24 against their neighbours without conceding a single goal.
However, the Granata will be confident of causing their visitors more problems after starting the season in productive form in front of goal, scoring twice in four of their five games so far.
Ventura’s side have also struck twice in each of their last four Serie A games in front of their own fans, including in the visit of AC Milan, and will have been encouraged by some recent defensive wobbles from their usually watertight guests.
Juventus have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last five matches and have gone behind in each of their last four, so will go into the derby with question marks surrounding a backline that has seen three different centre-back combinations in each of the last three outings.
Considering Torino’s attacking start to the season, odds of 9/10 (1.90) offer clear value on both sides hitting the back of the net on Sunday, with the visitors having failed to score just once in their last 29 league games.
|Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 9/10 (1.90) with Betway
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