2014-15 Champions League Match Preview: Juventus vs. Malmö

By
Updated: September 9, 2014
Juventus CL

Match Date: 16 September 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Juventus Stadium

(Featured image: Malmö | Source: eurosport.com)

 

The Italian champions and the Swedish victors managed to earn sublime accolades from last season and a win in the Champions League will absolutely be a magnificent component to cap their achievements.

 

Juventus FC

Juventus failed to seize a berth in the Round of 16 of last season’s Chmapions League tournament as they only finished third in the Group stage. They, however, were able to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League after defeating Trabzonspor, Fiorentina, and Lyon in the Round of 32, Round of 16, and the quarter-finals, respectively. They were eliminated in the contest by Benfica on aggregate scores. In their more recent showings, Vecchia Signora have kept their form clean and lustrous. In fact, they are currently running 10 consecutive matches without a defeat.

 

Malmö Fotbollförening

Malmö were unable to participate in the last edition of the Champions League as they failed to bag the Swedish national title in the 2012 season. They were, however, secured a berth in the Europa League were they defeated Hibernian in a rousing 9-0 result in the second qualifying round, before they were eliminated by Swansea City in the next stage. As for their most recent battles, Di blåe have been a little inconsistent. They were winless in three of their latest fixtures, which include defeats to Djurgården in the Allsvenskan and Salzburg in the first leg of the Champions League play-offs.

 

Champions League betting tip: Juventus will seize all the marbles from Malmö.