Juventus-Celtic Betting Preview: Conte's men set to pile on the agony for Scots

The Italian side cruised to victory at Celtic Park last month and Willie Duncan is predicting more pain for Neil Lennon's men when the sides meet again in Turin ong Wednesday
Celtic travel to Turin for what looks to be a near-impossible task as the Hoops seek to overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit when they face Italian champions Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Antonio Conte’s men cruised to victory over the Scottish champions when the two sides met in Glasgow last month and it comes as little surprise to see Juventus chalked up as William Hill’s red-hot 4/11 (1.36) favourites to enjoy another success in this second leg tie.

Neil Lennon’s men are available at a chunky 9/1 (10.0) with William Hill to restore some pride by claiming a famous victory over the Serie A league leaders while the same firm go 100/30 (4.33) that the match ends in a draw.

Juventus striker Sebastian Giovinco is the subject of William Hill’s “headline offer” for this match with the odds compilers offering 6/4 (2.50) that the 26-year-old striker, who has scored 11 goals in all competitions for his side thus far this term, nets at any time in a home win.

Celtic’s top scorer, Gary Hooper, is William Hill’s selected player for the Scottish side’s “headline offer” with the bookmaker tempting punters with a juicy 20/1 (21.0) quote that the English striker, who has bagged an impressive 24 goals for the Hoops in all competitions this term, scores at any time in a win for Neil Lennon’s side.

Despite Celtic’s best efforts, the Serie A outfit were simply too strong for them in last month’s first leg tie at Celtic Park and, with that in mind, the 5/6 (1.83) quote from William Hill for Antonio Conte’s men to lead at both half time and full time – as they did in Glasgow – looks to represent outstanding value and should be snapped up accordingly here.

Those seeking bigger prices should back the 12/5 (3.40) quote from William Hill for Juventus (-2) in the handicap market should the hosts set their stall out to entertain a passionate home crowd keen to see an emphatic Juventus victory.

Juventus to lead at half time and full time at 5/6 (1.83) with William Hill
Juventus to win (-2) at 12/5 (3.40) with William Hill

Sign up with William Hill for a £25 free bet

Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

Follow GoalBetting on