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Malmö vs. Juventus Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
14 September 2021
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Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski
Champions League stalwarts Juventus begin their European campaign with a trip to the Eleda Stadion to play Swedish outfit Malmö on Tuesday night. However, the Old Lady only scraped into this year’s tournament by the skin of their teeth, and an away victory is far from secure in the mobile online betting for this game.
These two clubs have only ever crossed paths once before. That was in the group stage of the Champions League in 2014, with Juventus winning 2-0 both home and away. Carlos Tevez scored three of the Bianconeri’s four goals across the two ties, with Spanish striker Fernando Llorente netting the other.
Malmö manager Jon Dahl Tomasson will be without long-term injury absentees Ola Toivonen and Jonas Knudsen for this game. The former Milan and Newcastle United forward also has concerns over four further players, Oscar Lewicki, Johan Dahlin, Sergio Peña and Niklas Moisander.
Returning Juventus coach Max Allegri will have been dismayed to learn in-form Federico Chiesa could potentially be out until the end of the month after picking up an injury on international duty. New signing Kaio Jorge is also out injured, along with Aaron Ramsey and Arthur.
Malmö vs. Juventus Preview and Predictions
Italian giants Juventus are hoping to instil some positivity into their season with a strong start to their Champions League campaign. The Bianconeri have endured a turbulent summer following the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo and a poor start to the Serie A season, as they come up against Swedish champions Malmö.
The Himmelsblått are right in the thick of the Allsvenskan title race once again this term, as they bid to successfully defend their league crown. Tomasson has a decent squad at his disposal, with Danish midfielder Anders Christiansen captaining Di Blåe. Even so, the overall level of quality is well short of their visitors on Tuesday.
Juventus may have lost their top scorer, but there’s a wealth of talent and experience in their squad. That wasn’t obvious across their opening two Serie A fixtures though, as the Old Lady drew 2-2 with Udinese before a humiliating 1-0 defeat at home to newly-promoted Empoli.
This game comes just three days after their trip to Napoli on Saturday on matchday three. The Swedish season, on the other hand, is nearly 20 games old, meaning Malmö are far more up to speed in terms of match fitness.
Even so, a home win would still be a surprise at 6.50. Juve are the 1.51 favourites to open the group - which also contains European champions Chelsea and Zenit Saint Petersburg - with a victory, while the draw is priced at 4.40.
Juventus to win to nil at 2.70
The Bianconeri didn’t concede a goal in beating Malmö home and away the last time the clubs met.
Juventus to win 1-0 at 8.00
Allegri’s side aren’t in great shape right now though, and they may find it tough to break down their hosts on their way to a narrow win.