Malmo vs Chelsea Betting Preview – 14/02/2019

Malmo vs Chelsea Betting Preview – 14/02/2019

Malmo vs Chelsea

Chelsea travels over to Sweden this Thursday to play at the Swedbank Stadion against Malmo FF in the Round of 32 in the Europa League. Even with the home advantage, Malmo arrives as huge underdogs to secure a win in this first leg and on paper have little chance of progressing onto the next round. Despite being in poor form across the Premier League anything less than a win for Maurizio Sarri’s men will be a huge disappointment. The hosts season has come to an end and they finished up in third place, which was a disappointment after they were crowned champions in the previous season.

Malmo FF will be preparing for a tough game on Thursday and with them arriving as huge underdogs they have nothing to lose which may play in their favour. With the Allsvenskan league finished, Malmo have been featuring in club friendlies to keep up to pace and out of the four they have played; one has ended in defeat, two in draws and just one in a win. If you fancy the underdog’s chances in this cup clash then SkyBet is offering odds of 15/2.

The hosts finished last season in third place and the second highest scoring side in the league with 57 goals scored. Jo Inge Berget ended the season as his sides top goalscorer with ten goals scored but left to join New York City, leaving Markus Rosenberg as their main attacking threat. You can back the Swedish veteran to score anytime on Thursday with Bet365 for a price of 3/1. With there a huge gap in quality between these sides, it is possible that Malmo may finish the game goalless and Betway is offering odds of 3/4 for both teams not to score.

This should be a simple win for Chelsea even with them struggling for form in the Premier League. The Blues currently sit up in sixth place and had been higher, but two losses in their last three games have seen them slip out of the top four. Chelsea’s first defeat came against Bournemouth who beat them 4-0 and then they bounced back with a win over Huddersfield Town but were left embarrassed when they suffered a 6-0 defeat to Manchester City. SkyBet has Chelsea to win priced at 4/11.

Chelsea’s recent poor form has come from their leaky defence which has seen them concede ten goals in their last three games. All ten of those goals have come in their last two away games and in both of those fixtures, Chelsea have also failed to score a single goal which Sarri will be desperate to put to an end.. Eden Hazard has been his sides star player this season once again, with the forward bagging 15 goals. The Belgian can be backed with Bet365 to score anytime for a price of 1/1.

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