Wednesday’s Champions League schedule kicks off with meetings in the group featuring the Russian champions. While Zenit will take on Chelsea in their native St Petersburg, in Italy Juventus will take on Malmo and await news from North Palmyra. How will the Scandinavians fare at the end? The website experts have made an in-depth forecast for the match on the evening of December 8, 2021. Odds for all sporting events can be found at 1xbet eu.
Juventus have failed to regain lost ground this season
The Old Lady have admitted to failing to experiment with ways to strengthen their game compared to Allegri’s time. In the end, Sarri has also disappointed and Pirlo has outright failed. But Massimiliano’s return has not in itself been a panacea – there are problems in Serie A, and it’s not just a return of the Scudetto, but also a place in the top four. Against that backdrop, the Champions League was an outlet for the Bianconeri. They started there with four wins in a row, including one at home against Chelsea. But in England, the English crushed them 0-4 in the last round…
Malmö play their last game of the season
The Sky-Blues in their native Sweden have so far held the championship in the spring-autumn system. This time, the battle for the gold medal was fought to the last minute and ended in the last round on 4th December. Obviously, the fight to retain 1st place in the Allsvenskan was a priority for Jon Dahl-Tomasson and his charges. The Swedes, of course, heroically made it through to the group stage, qualifying four opponents, including Rangers and Ludogorets. But in the autumn, they were already disappointing, especially in the first round, where they lost all 3 games by a combined score of 0-11. Something started to happen in November, and that was at home. Malmö couldn’t hold Chelsea off, Ziesch still scored an own goal after the break. Dahl-Thomasson’s side with Zenit were even closer to a first win. But in the end, the Russians converted their second penalty of the game, and Rakitskiy, unlike Dzyuba, converted it to seal a 1-1 draw for the visitors from North Palmyra, sealing third place.
This draw began with a 3-0 away win for Juventus. The clubs had previously crossed paths in 2014, with the Italians then winning 2-0 at home and in Sweden.
Malmö are unlikely to be able to show anything in Turin. So it’s worth betting on the ‘no’ in the ‘both to score’ line (odds – 1.63).