Massimiliano Allegri's return to Juventus has been a bumpy ride so far and the Bianconeri remain without a win in three Serie A outings as they turn their attention the the Champions League (on Paramount+). Two of those have been losses, including last weekend's second half collapse against Napoli and they are mired near the bottom as a result. Although Chelsea, Zenit Saint Petersburg and Malmo is not a group of death, it could get tricky quickly for the Italians -- especially on the road.
Here is how you can watch the match and what to know:
- Date: Tuesday, Sept. 14 | Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Eleda Stadion -- Malmo, Sweden
- TV/Live stream: Paramount+
- Odds: MAL +600; Draw +350; JUV -225 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Malmo: The Swedes overcame the likes of Rangers and Ludogorets to qualify for the group stages and although they have slipped off the domestic pace of late with just one win in five, they are still within three points of top spot although AIK have a game in hand which could make it a five-point gap. Before the action gets underway, it will likely be Zenit and Malmo competing for the UEFA Europa League berth but a good result here could quickly change that.
Juventus: Back-to-back Serie A losses and no wins yet this season mean that Allegri's return is backfiring for now and the first step to putting that right will come here in Sweden. With AC Milan and Chelsea to come in their next five matches across all competitions, the margin for error is small and points are needed on the board as soon as possible.
Juventus to win this one narrowly. A draw would not be a major shock, but the Old Lady should have enough to get all three points here to launch themselves successfully. Pick: Malmo 1-2 Juve.