Malmo vs Chelsea Europa League Predictions

Europa League Malmö vs Chelsea
Malmo vs Chelsea Europa League

Predictions

Malmo have reached this stage of European football for the first time since the 1978/79 season, when they lost the European Cup final to Nottingham Forest.

The Swedish club only just scraped through their group stage with two wins from their six outings – although both of those victories came against Turkish giants Besiktas.

Chelsea cruised through the group stage with 16 points from six games against BATE, Vidi and PAOK and are among the favourites for the competition.

Maurizio Sarri’s side are excelling in cup competitions this season – they are in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup and in the EFL Cup final this campaign. It’s in the Premier League that their form has been more inconsistent.

The visitors will be favourites to make it six European wins out of seven this season despite not possessing home advantage, as they possess vastly superior form and quality over Malmo.

The home side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – a 2-0 triumph for the North London side would appear a likely outcome from it.

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Betting Tips

This was the outcome in five of Malmo’s six Europa League group games and would also have been the case in two of Chelsea’s three away matches in their group. This is among the best online betting odds for this midweek round of games with a low-scoring game widely expected, and available at 5/4 with 888Sport.

The Brazilian netted in two of Chelsea’s three away matches in the group campaign and is set to play from the start in this clash. He will be hoping to better his three goals from last season’s Champions League and has a total of 21 goals in European competition throughout his career. He’s 7/4 anytime with 888Sport.

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Head to Head

These two sides have never previously met before this season.

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  • Malmo are currently in their off-season having finished last season third in the Swedish top flight, with next season’s competition getting underway in April.
  • Chelsea are sitting fifth in England’s top flight with 12 matches of their domestic campaign remaining.
  • The Blues won the Europa League six seasons ago when they defeated Benfica 2-1 in the final after extra time, one year after their Champions League triumph.
  • Malmo are coached by Uwe Rosler, who starred as a striker for Manchester City and previously managed in London with Championship club Brentford.

A life-long Bury fan, Clay has realized his dreams of seeing his boyhood club reach the lofty heights of Premier League glory are very unlikely. Though currently living in London, Clay never misses the opportunity to watch his team on the stream. Often spotted at centre-back in Sunday League, Clay has settled for reporting on the top teams throughout Europe. He has recently taken a liking to the NFL, and hopes to be able to attend an NFL game at Wembley this year.

All Predictions by Clay McGibbon

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