Chelsea vs Malmo FF | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Chelsea needs to finish the job here quietly, without too much noise and fuzz. The Blues are not in a good position now, and additional struggling would further damage the already shaken morale of Sarri’s team. Malmo is not good enough for the hosts, even though Chelsea’s recent performances can’t guarantee anything, yet an easy win against any rival. It will be interesting to see how Blues’ players react.
Chelsea suffered another defeat against a big rival. Only this time it was in the FA Cup. The London club was eliminated by Manchester United, 0-2, who outplayed them in almost every aspect of the game. Meanwhile, Malmo was better than Degerfors in the Swedish Cup, 3-2 after a lot of trouble and a late goal which secured their advance to the next stage.
The Blues are experiencing major difficulties now, and the latest defeat against Manchester United in the FA Cup really damaged their morale. The fans are not willing to put up with their pale performances anymore, and we could see that they are starting to turn their backs on manager Sarri. This was Chelsea’s third defeat in the last five games, and in each of them, they couldn’t score at least once. Also, following four straight at Stamford with over 2.5 scores, tonight’s one is the first without reaching that margin.
The Swedish representatives had four wins in a row when looking at matches away from home until they met with Krasnodar in a friendly game while preparing for this stage of the Europa League. The encounter against the Russians is the first one after seven consecutive on the road, in which the Swedish Blues left the pitch defeated. Also, that was only the second time over the span of 10 contests outside their stadium in which they haven’t netted. In general, since the start of the international season, Malmo’s performances away from home are satisfying, having a win, a draw and a loss in the group stage, and three more triumphs and a draw during the qualifications for the Champions League and the Europa League. The interesting thing is that only two of all those events saw over 2.5 goals.
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Gary Cahil is ready for the meeting, Danny Drinkwater and Jamal Blackman probably not, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek should be in the protocol. Guillermo Molins and Franz Brorsson are unavailable for the guests.
The only clash in their head-to-head history, was the one from the previous Thursday. Chelsea won it 1:2. Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud scored for the Blues, while Christiansen eased the defeat for Malmo FF in the 80th minute.
Odds and Predictions
Chelsea’s win stands at 1.20. A draw is 6.50, while Malmo’s victory could bring you 13 times bigger sum than the investment you’ve made.
Chelsea vs Malmo FF | Top Betting Tip: Chelsea (2-0)
Sarri must rest some players because they have an important match on Sunday in the EFL Cup finals. The Blues are meeting Manchester City once again, and they don’t want to disappoint. A trophy is at stake, and also the reputation, especially after 6-0 at Etihad a while ago. So, we might see a bit mixed lineup, but still, anything but a home team’s win would be a sensation. Malmo plays defensive on the road, without exposing too much. But at some point, they will have to do that in London, because of their deficit from the first leg. It should be enough for the Blues to score at least two goals and routinely conclude this matchup. That is why we predict Chelsea – Malmo FF 2:0.