Juventus and Malmo already know much of their fate in the Champions League ahead of this final round of Group H fixtures. While the visitors are out and unable to finish third and qualify for the Europa League, Juve are tussling with Premier League outfit Chelsea to finish top.
Where and when: Allianz Stadium – 8 December, kick-off 17:45
Where you can see Juventus vs. Malmo: BT Sport
Last time: Alex Sandro, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata all scored in the first half as Juve eased to a 3-0 victory over Malmo in Sweden earlier in this group.
Juventus v Malmo Predictions and Preview
It remains to be seen whether winning this group will result in a better draw for Juventus in the Champions League round of 16, but after such a turbulent start to their domestic campaign, beating European champions Chelsea to top spot would rank as a solid achievement for the Old Lady.
Juventus took a 4-0 pasting at Stamford Bridge on their last Champions League outing, and they will be keen to banish those memories when they entertain Swedish minnows Malmo here. The Bianconeri were a different gravy to Di Blåe when these teams met a few months ago, and anything other than a comfortable home win would be a surprise.
Despite Juve’s struggles at home, they’ve generally impressed in Europe this season. Max Allegri is under mounting pressure though, and winning this group with five victories from six would bring the Italian coach some welcome relief. The hosts are the heavy favourites at 1/5 in these Juventus v Malmo predictions.
The away team are out at 18/1, as they still search for the maiden victory of their Champions League campaign. Former Milan striker Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side have only managed a single point so far, at home to Zenit St Petersburg last time out, with another stalemate here priced at 34/5.
That would still constitute a major shock though. Juve have far superior quality to their visitors on Wednesday, while they’ll also enjoy home advantage at the Allianz Stadium. Expect the Old Lady to win easily once again.
One to watch for Juventus: Paulo Dybala netted a penalty in the reverse fixture. The Argentine has impressed when fit this season and after netting three goals so far in three Champions League appearances, is 3/1 to break the deadlock in these Juventus v Malmo predictions.
One to watch for Malmo: Antonio-Mirko Colak has been banging in the goals for Malmo this term, both domestically and in Europe. He could be worth a look at 4/1 in the anytime market, or 14/1 to score first.