Juventus-Livorno Betting Preview: Depleted hosts to make the breakthrough after half-time

Antonio Conte's men are overwhelming favourites to beat the strugglers, but there is value in backing the majority of the goals to go in after the break
Juventus will be looking to bounce back from last week’s 2-0 defeat at Napoli when they welcome struggling Livorno to Turin on Monda.

That result ended the Bianconeri's 22-match unbeaten streak in Serie A and they are 1/6 (1.17) favourites with bet365 to get straight back to winning ways tonight.

Domenico Di Carlo’s men have won just three of their last 20 league fixtures but are available at 18/1 (19.00) to pull themselves out of the bottom three with a shock victory at the home of the champions.

The hosts have not dropped a single point at home all season, but you can get odds of 11/2 (6.50) on them settling for a draw this evening.

Despite their setback in Naples, Antonio Conte’s men demonstrated exactly why they have dominated their league for the past few season in Thursday’s Europa League win at Olympique Lyonnais.

Having failed to impose themselves on a tight game in an attacking sense, the Italians eventually came away with an invaluable away victory after centre-back Lenoardo Bonucci struck a scrappy late winner from a corner.

Conte’s team have consistently found a way to win without truly sparkling this campaign and should require this never-say-die attitude more than ever tonight due to their current injury list.

A hectic schedule has finally caught up with the hosts, depriving them of injured top scorer Carlos Tevez and suspended star midfielder Arturo Vidal for the clash against a Labronici side reinvigorated by last weekend’s comeback in the 2-2 draw against Inter.

Patience may therefore by required of the home crowd this evening, with odds of 21/20 (2.05) looking a sensible option on a spirited Livorno performance ensuring that the majority of the goals go in after half-time.

That bet would have paid out in four of Juventus’ last six games, as well as four of the visitors’ last five away from home.

Highest-scoring second half at 21/20 (2.05) for 1.5pt stake with bet365

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