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Remaining without a league victory this season, after they lost to Napoli in their first match since Cristiano Ronaldo officially left for Manchester United, it seems that the apparent crisis at Juventus is only getting bigger rather than receding.

Serie A’s top scorer in 2020-21, Ronaldo helped the Bianconeri to win the Scudetto in both of his first two seasons, but his third year in Turin was bedevilled by collective – if not personal – underachievement.

A chastening defeat to promoted Empoli just before the international break – plus Saturday’s loss at their great southern rivals – leaves the Italian giants in disarray once again, despite switching coaching novice Andrea Pirlo for experienced mastermind Max Allegri, who led Juventus to the final in 2015 and 2017 but lost on both occasions.

Pirlo’s side may have won five of their six games in last season’s group stage – even claiming first place in Group G with a 3-0 victory at Barcelona on the final matchday – but for the second season running Juve crashed out on away goals in the final 16.

Having lost on aggregate to Porto after suffering the same fate against Lyon in 2019-20, this year Juventus find themselves in a challenging group, which also features title-holders Chelsea, plus the national champions of both Sweden and Russia.

In their previous 51 top-flight domestic campaigns, only in 2015 were the Bianconeri also unable to win any of their first three league games. Furthermore, Allegri has now failed to win his last eight matches in charge of the club – including the tail-end of his previous successful spell as boss.

Therefore, the pressure is on to get off to a fast start in Malmo on the opening night, before a so-called crisis morphs into a nightmare.

 

Preview: Malmo vs. Juventus - prediction, team news, lineups

Back-to-back Swedish champions, Juve’s hosts have already staged a successful qualifying campaign to reach the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2015 – having beaten Riga, Nordic neighbours HJK Helsinki, Scottish champions Rangers and then Ludogorets during a taxing preliminary process.

Though a recent dip in form has seen Malmo slip off the top of the Allsvenskan in defence of their title, Jon Dahl Tomasson‘s side – who claimed the club’s 21st Swedish title in 2020; their fifth in the last eight years – are set to prove a troublesome presence in Group H.

Di Blae’s two previous top-tier group stage involvements came in 2014 and 2015, with the latter representing the last time a Swedish club even reached the bright lights and prestige of this phase.

After finishing fourth in their section on both of those previous appearances – winning one game and losing the other five in each instance – Tomasson will be keen that his team convert domestic dominance into tangible continental progress, and will not merely be happy with making it this far.

A former Milan striker – who did not fare well during his introduction to coaching while in the Netherlands but has done far better at Eleda Stadion – he scored once in his two games against Juve in 2003-04. Undoubtedly, Tomasson and would delight in taking advantage of the Old Lady’s current pain this week, particularly with tough fixtures against Chelsea and Zenit lying ahead in the coming weeks.

 

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Team News

RESULT PREDICTION
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Malmo 1-1 Juventus
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Malmo 1-2  Juventus
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Malmo 0-3  Juventus
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MALMO 1-2 JUVENTUS
Nya Malmo Stadium, Wednesday (15/9/2021) at 02.00 WIB

The guest’s mission to win the first victory was carried out in the Malmo FF vs Juventus duel . Coach Massimiliano Allegri said it would be very good if the first victory was won in the Champions League . However, predictions ofseveral betting houses and soccer sites say it will not be easy.

Juventus are still facing big obstacles after last season’s chaos in the hands of Andrea Pirlo. Especially on the front lines, the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo has not really been able to be patched properly by Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala . That’s it, for this match, Federico Chiesa must be absent.

The thing that is most in the spotlight is goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny who has made several fatal blunders in 3 matches in Serie A. This should not happen in Malmo because the opponent has Veljko Birmancevic who is quite sharp.

The only thing that makes Juventus can be optimistic is a good record against representatives of Sweden. I Bianconeri are unbeaten on the previous 4 occasions. Against Malmo, they even always won 2-0. Defender duo Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci played the full game in these two matches.

PERFORMANCE TRENDS
Malmo FF vs Juventus Performance Trends

INTERESTING STATISTICS
  • In the previous 2 editions, the Malmo FF vs Juventus match always ended in a 2-0 win for I Bianconeri.
  • Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci featured in full, while Alvaro Morata and Ekdal Rakip came off the bench in the previous 2 editions of Malmo vs Juventus.
  • Throughout history, Malmo have only won 2 times in 10 occasions against Italian clubs (3 draws, 5 losses). Both are at home to the club from the City of Milan.
  • Always created 2 goals in Di Blae’s last 3 meetings with representatives of Italy (1 draw, 2 defeats).
  • Juventus have not lost in their previous 4 occasions against representatives of Sweden (3 wins, 1 draw).
  • I Bianconeri have always scored at least 2 goals on 4 occasions against Swedish clubs.
  • Malmo have not won the last 3 matches (1 draw, 2 losses).
  • Di Blae has always scored in the last 7 matches.
  • Veljko Birmancevic has scored in 3 of Di Blae’s last 5 matches.
  • At home, Jon Dahl Tomasson’s foster children have only lost 1 time in 13 matches (2 draws, 10 wins).
  • Juventus are yet to win this season (1 draw, 2 losses).
  • In 2 away games this season, I Bianconeri have always conceded 2 goals.
TRAINER
  • This Malmo FF vs Juventus fight will be Jon Dahl Tomasson’s first meeting with Massimiliano Allegri.
  • Tomasson is facing I Bianconeri for the first time.
  • Allegri won his previous 2 meetings with Di Blae.
  • Allegri’s team always win with a score of 2-0 over Di Blae.
REFEREE
  • The Malmo FF vs Juventus party on matchday I of Group H of the Champions League will be refereed by Artur Dias from Portugal.
  • Dias has recently chaired Malmo’s meeting with Juventus
  • This season, Dias has only led 3 matches with the result of 1 host win, 1 draw, and 1 guest win.
  • The hosts are winless in the last 5 Champions League matches led by Dias (1 draw, 4 losses).
  • Malmo and Juventus are both having this match with Dias as the referee.
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Statistics in the 2021-22 Champions League according to WhoScored

TEAM SECOND NEWS
  • Malmo: Jonas Knudsen, Ola Toivonen, Sergio Pena, Niklas Moisander, Johan Dahlin, and Oscar Lewicki had to miss this Malmo vs Juventus match due to injury.
  • Juventus: Federico Chiesa, Kaio Jorge, Hans Nicolussi Cavigliq, Arthur and Aaron Ramsey are still injured.
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