Juventus-Trabzonspor Betting Preview: Back Conte's men to lay down a marker in the Europa League

Antonio Conte's men were underwhelming in the Champions League but expect them to bounce back with a prolific performance in Turin
Having crashed out of the Champions League in the first round, Juventus begin life in the relative ignominy of the Europa League with a home tie against Trabzonspor on Thursday.

Defeat to Galatasaray put paid to la Vecchia Signora's Champions League dreams, but they are 1/5 (1.20) favourites with Paddy Power to gain retribution with a victory against more Turkish opposition.

Unbeaten in 12 in this season's competition, the visitors are available at 14/1 (15.00) to secure a shock away win at Juventus Stadium.

Antonio Conte's men drew all six group games during their last Europa League campaign back in 2010 and you can get odds of 5/1 (6.00) on them making it a remarkable seven stalemates in a row tonight.

While the hosts' reaction to Champions League elimination was to embark on a nine-match unbeaten run in the league that stretched their lead at the top of Serie A, their opponents have suffered something of a collapse since clinching first place in their Europa League group back in December.

A run of just one win in nine saw coach Mustafa Resit Akcay hand in his resignation, with assistant Hami Mandirali overseeing a 2-2 draw at Karabukspor in his first game as caretaker boss on Saturday.

That was the seventh time in 10 away league games the Black Sea Storm have conceded two goals or more so far this campaign, a worrying statistic considering their opponents have struck 20 times in their last six fixtures on home soil.

In fact, with 46 goals to their name in 16 home games in all competitions this season, Juventus are averaging almost exactly three a match in front of their own fans, meaning odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem like excellent value on them striking at least three times against a Trabzonspor team in disarray this evening.

Juventus to score at least 3 goals for a 1.5pt stake at 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power

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