Champions League champions Chelsea are coming off of a 1-0 loss to Juventus on matchday 2, but will be hoping to make up ground over the next two games.

Now, the Blues host Swedish team Malmo on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge as they aim for a second win in the group. Malmo are at the bottom of Group H with zero points from six on offer. The Swedes have lost both games thus far, falling to Juventus and Zenit St. Petersburg in back-to-back games.

Chelsea vs Malmo Match Preview

Thomas Tuchel’s team is coming off of a 1-0 win over Brentford in the Premier League. The win enabled the Blues to remain at the top of the Premier League table. Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy’s goalkeeping kept Brentford from breaching the defence late in the game, allowing the Blues to win the match narrowly.

Malmo are coming off of back-to-back wins in all competitions. Manager Jon Dahl Tomasson is aiming for the team to win for the first time in the group stage. He is also waiting for the Sky Blues to score a first goal in the group stage. Meanwhile, Malmo have conceded seven times in the Champions League.

Juventus put three goals past Malmo before Zenit St. Petersburg tallied four goals against Malmo. Can the Swedes shock Chelsea or will the Blues get back to winning ways?

Chelsea vs Malmo Betting Odds

 

 

Chelsea are heavy favourites to win the game versus Malmo on Wednesday night with the bookies making the Premier League leaders odds of 11/100 to win this match. The Blues are unlikely to have much difficulty defeating Malmo as the Swedes have not scored in the Champions League group stage and have conceded seven times.

 

Chelsea have posted a home record of 4W-1D-1L over the course of six games at Stamford Bridge this season. The Blues have scored 11 goals and conceded three times at home. Chelsea have kept three clean sheets at home while Malmo have not scored in the Champions League group stage.

Malmo can be backed at odds of 35/1 to pull off an unlikely victory at full-time. The Sky Blues have won back-to-back games in the league and Swedish Cup going into the fixture. Malmo played Chelsea in the Europa League knockout stage during the 2018-19 season where the English side outscored Malmo 5-1 during the 180 minutes of football.

Odds of 21/2 can be found for a draw between these two sides. Chelsea bent but didn’t break against Brentford last weekend in the league. Tuchel’s team continues to play well and will aim for a win before playing Norwich City at the weekend in the league.

Chelsea vs Malmo Team News

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger missed the team’s 1-0 win at Brentford at the weekend. He will miss the game on Wednesday night with Thiago Silva likely taking his spot following a late return from South America during the international duty.

The Brazilian could partner Andreas Christensen in the defence. Tuchel could give defender Malang Sarr a start for the second straight game. Sarr decent but not exceptional against Brentford, and could be a liability against strong attacking teams.

Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic is also ruled out of matchday 3 with an ankle injury. Fellow forward Hakim Ziyech is a doubt due to an illness. Tuchel is likely to play Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Mason Mount in the attack.

Malmo player Anel Ahmedhodzic is suspended following a red card sending off against Zenit St. Petersburg. Tomasson also has a long injury list to contend with on Wednesday. Oscar Lewicki, Jonas Knudsen, and Ola Toivonen are all ruled out with knee injuries. Felix Beijmo is also ruled out of the game due to an injury.

Chelsea vs Malmo H2H

Chelsea and Malmo met during the 2018-19 Europe League in the knockout stage. Chelsea won both fixtures by a combined 5-1 scoreline. Both games finished with over 2.5 goals scored. After a three-match winless streak which saw Chelsea lose 1-0 to Juventus, the team has rebounded with back-to-back wins in the Premier League against Southampton and Brentford.

Chelsea average 1.64 goals per game in all competitions. They have allowed a mere five goals to opponents in all competitions this season. Malmo concede an average of 1.45 goals per match. Malmo are –4 in goal difference away from home.

Chelsea vs Malmo Prediction

Chelsea to win to nil @ 4/9 - BET NOW

 

 

Chelsea won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge against Malmo the last time these teams played. Six of Chelsea’s 11 matches this season finished with the Blues claiming a win to nil. Two of Malmo’s last three games in the Champions League and Swedish Cup ended in losses to nil. Our betting tips prediction is for Chelsea to win to nil against Malmo at Stamford Bridge.

 

Chelsea to win both halves @ 5/6 - BET NOW

 

 

The Blues should have no issues claiming wins against Malmo at the end of full-time. They should score goals against a Malmo side that has conceded 16 goals in 11 matches in the Champions League. Three of Chelsea’s 11 games in all competitions saw them win the first and second half this season. Our betting tips prediction is for Chelsea to win both halves against a subpar opponent.

 

Chelsea to be winning after 30 minutes @ 4/5 - BET NOW

 

 

Chelsea should get on the scoresheet early and often against Malmo when the teams play at Stamford Bridge this week. The Blues should get a goal early on a not look back once they do. Tuchel’s team is playing well, especially defensively. Just three goals have been conceded by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

 

Our betting tips prediction is for Chelsea to claim a win versus Malmo with little resistance. The Blues will move to six points from six in the Champions League with a victory which could send them to the top of the table.

Chelsea are second currently, but depending on Zenit St. Petersburg’s result with Juventus, the Blues could move level on points with the Old Lady. Chelsea will play two games over the next two Champions League matchdays versus Malmo. It should be an easy six points for Tuchel’s team.