Returning Allegri, No Ronaldo and the quest is on again for Juventus to deliver the most elusive trophy that is missing since 1996. Having gone no further than the quarter final stage in the last three UCL seasons, Juventus are in for another fight to improve their stakes of making it to the final stage next May, 2022. Joined in Group H by the reigning European Champions Chelsea, and the Champions of Russia and Sweden in Zenith St Petersburg and Malmö FF respectively, Juventus begins their opening campaign with a trip to Malmö FF.
Ahead of the match at Eleda Stadion, Sweden, 8pm (GMT +1), Let's look at Juventus Team news, the previous meeting with Malmö FF, both Teams recent forms, and likely formations to be deployed by Juventus, as well as predicted match result.
Juventus Injury Updates
In a press conference media ahead of today's game, Max Allegri revealed his available squad as reported by SBNations. Federico Chiesa and Federico Bernardeschi are out of the clash, the latter missing out due to knee injury picked up during their 2-1 loss to Napoli over the weekend. Federico Chiesa is suffering from a hamstring injury and was left out of the match at Naples as a precautionary measure to be fit in time for this fixture, but that is not happening. Juan Cuadrado and Arthur are also absent due to injuries while Paulo Dybala is back after missing the weekend's game. Brazilian duo of Danilo and Alex Sandro, and Bentancur are back after their late arrival from international duties.
Juventus Team Squad
GoalKeepers: Wojciech Szczesny, Mattia Perin, carlo pinsoglio.
Defenders: Giorgio Chiellini, Learndo Bonnuci, Matthijs de ligt, Danielle Rugani, Alex Sandro, Danilo, Lucas Pellegrini, koni de winter, M. De Sciglio.
Midfielder: Manuel Locatelli, Aaron Ramsey, McKennie, Adrien Rabiot, R. Bentancur, fabio miretti, Matias soule.
Forwards: Alvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala, Mosie Kane, Dejan Kulusevski.
Recent Meetings Between Malmö FF and Juventus, And Their Recent Forms.
This will be the second time these two teams are pitied in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. The first was in the 2014/2015 season that Allegri's men reached the final only to be defeated by Barcelona.
In their first fixture at the Eleda Stadion, Juventus triumphed by 2-0 after a brace from Carlos Tevez.
Domestically, Juventus have earned just one point after three Serie A matches, while Malmö FF haven't been as prolific as they were against Rangers during the qualifying round of the UCL in the Swedish League. Malmö are winless in their last two League matches, losing one away and drawing another at home.
Juventus Likely Formations Against Malmö
Predicted Match Result
Considering both teams are looking for a redemption result to return to winning ways especially Juventus. Like Allegri said in his press conference, the match is a must win for the Serie A giants to boost their chances of catching the likes of Inter Milan and AS Roma who have all started the season on high notes. So, Juventus are more likely to win by 3-1, with Dybala, Alvaro Morata and Ramsey on the score sheet.
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