Juventus-Olympique Lyonnais Betting Preview: Back the tournament favourites to power their way into the last four

Antonio Conte's men have one foot in the semi-finals and our tipster is backing the Serie A side to record a comfortable win against Remi Garde's men on Thursday evening
Europa League favourites Juventus took a significant step towards the semi-finals of the competition with a battling 1-0 victory over Olympique Lyonnais last week and Antonio Conte's men can secure their place in the last four by seeing off Remi Garde's side in Thursday's return leg in Turin.

Juventus are red-hot favourites to ensure their progress to the semi-finals with victory, with bet365 offering just 1/3 (1.34) on a home win for Conte's charges while Lyon can be backed at a chunky 9/1 (10.0) to claim victory with the same firm.

A draw, of course, would be enough to seal Juve'splace in the next round too and such an outcome can be backed at 4/1 (5.0) with bet365 ahead of Thursday's second leg.

It took a late strike from Leonardo Bonucci to put Juventus firmly in the driving seat in the first leg and Conte will be keen to see his side make the tie safe early on when on home turf.

The Bianconeri have been imperious in Turin so far this term, winning all 16 of their home matches in Serie A and scoring an impressive 42 goals with just nine conceded.

Furthermore, it is worth noting that Conte's side have led by the interval in no fewer than 14 of their league fixtures in Turin this term.

With that in mind, the 4/5 (1.80) quote from bet365 for Juventus to lead at both half-time and full-time looks to be supremely generous and should be snapped up accordingly by punters ahead of Thursday's tussle.

Garde's side do not come into this tie in good form, having lost four of their last six fixtures and they are likely to be outclassed by the hosts here.

The 10/11 (1.91) quote for Juventus (-1) in the handicap market is tempting, but punters should note that the selection would have landed in just one of the last nine matches for the hosts.

Therefore, punters are advised to play safe and snap up the 4/5 (1.80) quote on offer from bet365 for Juventus to lead at both half-time and full-time on Thursday.

Juventus to lead at half time and full time at 4/5 (1.80) for a 2pts stake with bet365

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