In the 1st round of the group stage of the Champions League, Swedish Malmo will play against Juventus Turin on 14 September.
The Swedish champion has come a long way to the group stage of the most important European competition. He went through four stages of qualification.
At the first stage , Malmo not without difficulty coped with the Latvian Riga (1: 0 and 1: 1), and then the Finnish club HIK (2: 1 and 2: 2) went through the same scenario.
At the third stage of the qualification, the “sky-blue” rather unexpectedly knocked out the Scottish Rangers, having won twice 2: 1, and in the last round of qualification they defeated the Bulgarian “Ludogorets” – 2: 0 and 1: 2.
Malmo is approaching this match after a 1: 1 draw with Norrkoping in the Swedish Championship, where it is fighting for gold medals and is now slightly behind the leader.
Juventus last season for the first time in many years did not become the champion of Italy, giving the Scudetto to Inter.
Turintsy finished the last Italian championship in fourth position, risking to remain without the Champions League until the last round. But the victory in the final Serie A match over Bologna 4: 1 allowed them to take part in the most prestigious European tournament.
After the end of the season, Massimiliano Allegri came to the “Old Lady” again as head coach , replacing Antonio Conte. And just before the closing of the transfer window, the team was left by Cristiano Ronaldo , who moved to Manchester United.
The black-and-white started the new Serie A rally unsuccessfully. At the start of the tournament, they played a 2: 2 world with Udinese, after which they alternately lost 0: 1 at home to Empoli and 1: 2 at a visit to Napoli the day before.
In 2014, these clubs have already played in the Champions League group stage. And then the Italians won twice, 2-0.
Forecast and rate
In this fight, 1xbet mobile android give preference to guests. The offer for Juventus’ victory is 1.51.
Victory Malmo is given – 6.60 , the draw is estimated – at 4.68.
Even in spite of a bad start in Serie A, Juve looks like an unconditional favorite in this match and must correct for their failures on the domestic arena, confidently defeating the Swedes. Our forecast for this match is Juventus’ victory with a handicap (-1).