Malmo v Juventus Match Preview

Juventus can take a giant step towards the knock out rounds of the Champions League with a win away to Malmo.

Malmo sit bottom of the group in their first Champions League campaign, however have been competitive.

After beating Olympiakos at home, Malmo still have a slim chance of reaching the last 16 of the tournament.

Juventus came from behind to beat Olympiakos last time out in a much needed win, when a defeat would have all but eliminated the Italians.

The Old Lady have lost both their previous away games in the group, going down 1-0 away to both Atletico Madrid and Olympiakos.

Juventus have never lost to Swedish opposition and beat Malmo when the pair met earlier in the competition, with Carlos Tevez scoring both goals.

The other fixture in Group A is between Atletico Madrid and Olympiakos and the winner will have an excellent chance of progression.

Team news
The former West Brom forward Markus Rosenborg will lead the line and he has scored all of Malmo’s goals to date in the group.

The Brazilian Ricardino will start in defence, alongside Anton Tinnerholm who impressed in the Olympiakos win.

Tevez ended a long Champions League scoring drought in the first fixture and will continue up front for Juventus.

The biggest dilemma for Juventus is whom to start in midfield, with one of Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio likely to miss out.

Fernando Llorente will start ahead of Alvaro Morata, although both are in good form for Juventus this season.

Malmo: Olsen; Ricardinho, Johansson, Tinnerholm, Helander; Halsti, Adu, Forsberg; Rosenberg, Eriksson, Thelin
Juventus: Buffon; Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini; Asamoah, Pirlo, Vidal, Pogba, Padoin; Llorente, Tevez

Over 10 years in football analysis and online publishing with articles featured in a number of different publications.

Footybunker.com