Chelsea vs Malmö: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds

Europa League Chelsea vs Malmö

Thursday, February 21st, 2019, @15:00
Stamford Bridge


Chelsea 1.18| Draw 6.89| Malmö 15.27


Predictions | Betting Tips | Odds | Statistics

Chelsea look to make it eight games without a loss in this season’s Europa League and push on from their 2-1 first leg victory in Sweden.

Predictions

Life is unpredictable at Chelsea under head coach Maurizio Sarri. The enigmatic Italian has often left fans fuming at his tactics and refusal to play N’Golo Kante in his rightful position but at least in Europe there can be no complaints.

Seven games in a row without a loss in the Europa League so far this season after coming through the group stages with five wins and a draw tells its own story.

However, there is hope for Malmo yet despite big favourites with popular sportsbooks to take advantage of their lead and progress.

The Blues have the small matter of the EFL Cup final to contend with come Sunday against Manchester City and with two away goals in the bag, will likely play a weakened team.

Malmo will indeed need all the help they can get but a late strike in the first leg at least gave Uwe Rösler’s men some belief heading to the Bridge.

However, one man likely to feature for the Blues is Olivier Giroud who is a man on form for Chelsea in the competition.

Four goals in his last four outings means the Blues are likely to score and after only conceding three in the group stages, it is hard to look past a rather uninspiring 1-0 to the home side.

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Score Prediction

Betting Tips

Under 1.5 goals

With a Cup final on the horizon do not expect a full-strength Chelsea side to take to the field with the onus on defending their 2-1 first leg win. 

The draw at half time

For an early pay out this is the best bet with an array of top betting sites as defence will be on the mind of Sarri as he looks to avoid any injuries ahead of the weekend making for a slow start to the game. 

Odds

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Statistics

Head to Head

The first leg tie between the pair was the first UEFA contest they had been involved in.

Chelsea put one foot in the last 16 with a 2-1 victory at Malmo’s Swedbank Stadium thanks to strikes from Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud.

Christiansen netted an 80th minute goal for the home side to at least give the Swedish minnows a chance as they head to London.

Stats

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has scored in his last four Europa League outings.

Malmo finished behind Genk in Group I to progress to the last 32.

Chelsea finished top of Group L on their way to the last 32.

Only Arsenal and Real Betis conceded fewer goals in the group stages than Chelsea.

Malmo famously reached the final of the 1979 European Cup only to lose to Nottingham Forest 1-0.

 


Chelsea 1.18| Draw 6.89| Malmö 15.27


 


About the Author

is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.




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