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Top Turin derby tips: can the battling Bull jostle jubilant Juve?

Tevez is Serie A top scorer with 18 this term


Giants Juve make their way to local rivals Torino for the Turin derby, so provides five top tips

Juventus will make the short trek to visit cross-town rivals Torino for what will be Serie A’s 140th Turin derby. The Bull may not often get the better of their noisy neighbours, but ran them close last time out.

Here, select five top tips for this Turin tussle. Can Torino emerge from the Old Lady’s shadow?

Juventus to keep a clean sheet
Before Brazilian defender Bruno Peres poached a goal on Juve’s turf last time these two duelled, Torino had failed to find the target in 10 derbies on the trot.

Coupled with the Old Lady’s excellent rearguard record, Juventus are being offered at a terrific 2/1 by bet365 to win to nil, which they have done in six of their last seven battles against the Bull.

Can the Bull beat history?
Juve have an unquestionable record against their home town competitors, with 17 victories from 27, and Turin minnows Torino have not taken a point from this local clash since 2008. With that in mind, the Bull are best shouts at 12/5 with Coral to split the spoils on home soil, rather than Betfair’s odds of 18/5 for them to triumph.

The Old Lady, meanwhile, have been slain on their travels just twice this term in Serie A, so SkyBet have priced them at evens to snatch all three points.

Old Lady’s excellent attacking arsenal
Italian giants Juve boast Serie A top scorer Carlos Tevez, whose tally of 26 strikes across all competitions has helped put the Old Lady within touching distance of the league title and also in a Champions League semi-final.

The electric Argentine is a great scoring shout to fire home first with William Hill at 7/2, while Spanish striking starlet Alvaro Morata is being offered at 2/1 in the anytime market by bet365.

Strikers who crossed the divide
The Bull’s best chance of triumph in Turin is Juventus old boy Fabio Quagliarella, who has hit 12 in Serie A this season and is 5/2 with Boylesports to equal his best league tally of 13 by grabbing a goal anytime.

Another ex-Italy international, although Brazilian-born, to have turned out for both is Carvalha Amauri. The striker is not having the best of seasons, but is a best market price of 9/1 from SkyBet to have the final say against his former club.

Dangerous defender
Torino captain and star centre Kamil Glik back has been potent this season with seven Serie A goals, which makes him the club’s second-top scorer. Take a punt on the prolific Pole at 11/1 in the anytime market with bet365.

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