Chelsea will play at home against Malmö on Wednesday night in the third round of the Champions League group stage.
Chelsea are the leaders of the English Premier League. In the last eight rounds of the championship, the team of Thomas Tuchel got nineteen points. As for the Champions League, after two games in the group stage, the “retirees” have three points in their pocket. First, they beat Zenit (1: 0), and then lost to Juventus (0: 1).
Judging by what they saw in the two rounds of the Champions League group stage, Malmö will find it difficult to compete even for the third place, which gives the right to continue the European Cup season in the Europa League. The Sky Blues lost first their home match against Juventus (0: 3), and then the away match against Zenit (0: 4). On Wednesday night, Malmö will try to perform well at Stamford Bridge.
– Chelsea and Malmö have crossed paths only once – in the 1/16 finals of the Europa League season 2018/2019. The Londoners then beat the Swedes twice (2: 1 away and 3: 0 at home).
– In each of Chelsea’s last 10 UEFA Champions League games, there has been a Total Under 2.5 bet.
– Malmö have lost all 3 UEFA away matches against England.
– Chelsea have never lost in European competition to teams from Sweden (3 wins, 3 draws).
It seems to us that Chelsea will not spend more energy on Wednesday to win than the situation requires. Let’s bet Malmö to win with a handicap (+3) with odds of 1.57 on 1xbet.