Juventus-Fiorentina Betting Preview: Conte's men to stroll to victory yet again

Having successfully backed the hosts to beat la Viola after leading at the break on Sunday, Al Hain-Cole sees no reason to expect anything else when they meet again in Europe
Juventus and Fiorentina come face-to-face in Turin for the second time in the space of five days on Thursday, for the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie.

Having secured a 1-0 victory in Sunday's Serie A clash, Antonio Conte's men are clear 2/5 (1.40) favourites with Paddy Power to come out on top once again this evening.

La Viola have not won a competitive match in Turin in six years but are available at 7/1 (8.00) to end that barren spell at the perfect time with an invaluable away victory tonight.

The hosts have drawn three of their last four matches on home turf in this competition, and you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on them being held to another stalemate in this one.

Sunday's victory saw la Vecchia Signora equal local rivals Torino's almost 30-year-old record of 14 consecutive home wins in the league, having come out on top in every one of their Serie A games in front of their own fans.

Such is their dominance domestically that the Italian champions must have been delighted to draw their fellow countrymen in European competition, where they have consistently failed to impose themselves against even modest opposition in recent years.

Conte will now be eager to treat this match exactly like a league game, with his team likely to impose the same early control that saw the visitors fail to have a shot within the opening 45 minutes on Sunday.

In fact, the only surprise was that it took Juventus until the 42nd minute to take the lead against a team that have now conceded before half-time in five of their last six matches, having missed a number of presentable opportunities by then.

That result was the 13th time in 14 home league games that the hosts had come out on top after leading at the break, and considering Vincenzo Montella's side have been behind at half-time in eight of their 10 defeats this campaign, even money (2.00) quotes are surely safe on the match following the same template tonight.

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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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