Juventus-AC Milan Betting Preview: Expect attacking absentees to ensure a game of few goals

Massimiliano Allegri takes his inconsistent side to Turin without a number of his first-choice strikeforce, and Al Hain-Cole expects this to make for a low-scoring clash
Juventus will be looking to bounce back from their late Champions League disappointment against Galatasaray when they welcome AC Milan to Turin in Sunday’s high-profile Serie A clash.

The Italian champions dropped two points for the second time in two European games after conceding a late equaliser to Roberto Mancini’s outfit on Wednesday, but are 4/7 (1.57) favourites with Paddy Power to put that behind them with a sixth league victory in seven this season.

The Rossoneri had a late goal of their own to thank for their 1-1 draw away to Ajax on Tuesday, but with no wins in five competitive away matches this season, they are underdogs at 5/1 (6.00) to collect a first victory at the Juventus Stadium since it opened in 2011.

Massimiliano Allegri's men have drawn four of those five away games and are available at 29/10 (3.90) to earn themselves a share of the spoils in this game.

Allegri had Mario Balotelli to thank once again for his side's point in Amsterdam, as the mercurial striker won a debatable last-minute penalty before despatching it himself with trademark aplomb.

That rescue act only served to underline how badly the former Manchester City man will be missed in Turin, as he serves the last of a three-match domestic ban incurred for insulting a referee in characteristically-truculent style following the defeat to Napoli.

The coach's selection headache is made even more profound by the absence through injury of fellow attackers Kaka, Valter Birsa and Stephan El Shaarawy, making the job of breaking down a solid home defence even more daunting.

Although some question marks hang over La Vecchia Signora’s defending recently, they have still conceded just seven in their last 15 Serie A games on home soil, and recent history between these sides suggests goals will be few and far between on Sunday.

A bet on under 2.5 goals would have paid out in six of the last eight competitive encounters between the sides and offers unmissable value at 11/10 (2.10) considering Milan's attacking absentees, particularly as Juventus have only once scored more than two goals in their last 18 league games.
Under 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power

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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.

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