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Champions League – Malmo vs Juventus: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League tie between Malmo and Juventus and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Juventus kick off their Champions League campaign on Tuesday night by visiting Malmo in Sweden for their Group H opener.

Life in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era has not been kind to Juventus. The Bianconeri are winless in their opening three Serie A games (D1 L2), leaving them down in 16th-place with just a single point. While players like Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado will return, the pressure to deliver will still be immense.

Likewise, Malmo have struggled to be at the top of their game this season. The Swedish champions currently sit fourth in the Allsvenskan table and are winless in their last three outings. The potential absences of several players doesn’t help matters.

Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.

Stats and analysis in Champions League

Malmo enter the showdown a decent record from their last 10 Champions League outings. The Swedish side hit the target 1.4 times on average per game, scoring 14 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 9 goals, an average of 0.9 per game, as they held on for 3 clean sheets.

Juventus begin their Champions League campaign with very good stats in their last 10 outings. The Bianconeri hit the target 2.0 times on average per game, scoring 20 goals along the way. They conceded a total of 10 goals, an average of 1.0 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 3 of those matches.

Stats and facts for Malmoe FF and Juventus.

Fun stats Malmo FF

  • Malmoe FF has won the last 4 matches in a row at home;
  • Malmoe FF unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row at home;
  • Malmoe FF has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home;
  • Malmoe FF scored in the last 15 of 17 matches.

Fun stats Juventus

  • Juventus has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
  • Juventus scored in the last 17 of 19 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Juventus’s last 7 of 9 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Juventus’s last 6 matches in the row.

Form Malmo vs Juventus

Malmo FF will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. In their 3 final outings, Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side achieved a 2-1 defeat against Ludogorets in the Champions League and went on to a 2-1 defeat against Hammarby. Their latest game produced a 1-1 draw against IFK Norrkoping.

It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Juventus with performances showing little sign of stability. In their 3 final outings, Massimiliano Allegri’s side achieved a 2-2 draw with Udinese and went on to a 1-0 defeat against Empoli. Their latest game produced a 2-1 defeat against SSC Napoli.

Malmoe FF v Juventus – Fixture history

When these two clubs last faced off against each other, Juventus ended up taking all 3 points in a 0-2 victory.

Malmoe FF have the following 0-0-2 meeting statistics with Juventus.

Top goalscorer

Veljko Birmancevic hit the target 3 times in the last 6 matches for Malmoe FF, and he will be hoping to expand on that tally here. With Juan Cuadrado on 3 goals in the last 6 appearances, the Colombian has delivered the goods for Juventus, who will be hoping he can add to his tally.