Chelsea vs Malmo Betting Tip – Chelsea -2.5 Asian Handicap – 20th October 2021

Blues to cruise at home against Swedish challengers in Champions League group stage

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England Chelsea vs Malmo
20th October 1500hrs
Football – England – Champions League
Pick Chelsea -2.5 Asian Handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 20:01 GMT 18th October, 2021

Chelsea will look to pick themselves up in Group H of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Blues were undone by Juventus on a trip to Turin on Matchday Two.

But this home game against Malmo should offer the Blues a chance to put in a positive response, as the Swedes are yet to put a point on the board.

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Chelsea Preview – Comfortable home win for the Blues?

Chelsea kicked off their group stage campaign this season with a 1-0 home win over Zenit.

But then they lost by that scoreline in Turin against Juventus.

So that was a setback for Thomas Tuchel’s Blues.

But it’s not surprising to see them lining up as odds-on favourites in Champions League betting for Tuesday.

The Blues are an unapproachable quote of 1/10 to get the win* (odds recorded 20:01 GMT 18th October 2021)

This is Chelsea’s first duel with Malmo since a clash in the 2018/19 Europa League Round of 32.

Chelsea won both matches in that tie, earning a 5-1 aggregate success.

Looking deeper into Chelsea’s home form, they have suffered only 2 defeats in their last 48 Champions League group stage games at Stamford Bridge.

That’s a W33 D13 L2 record in that sequence.

So they look like a decent punt to come through this one.

Our betting prediction:
Chelsea 3-0 correct score

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* (odds recorded 20:01 GMT 18th October 2021)


Chelsea have taken six clean sheets in nine Champions League matches under Tuchel.

It’s been three goals conceded by them in that sequence.

The Chelsea to win to nil option for Champions League betting is at 1/2* (odds recorded 20:01 GMT 18th October 2021).

Big summer signing Romelu Lukaku has failed to net in his last six appearances for Chelsea.

But he has a fine record of 14 goals in 18 matches in UEFA competition since the start of the 2019/20 season.

Lukaku is the 21/10 First Goalscorer favourite* (odds recorded 20:01 GMT 18th October 2021).


Malmo Preview – Swedes face a tough night in London

Malmo’s group stage campaign started with a 3-0 home loss against Juventus.

They then paid a visit to Zenit and were hammered 4-0.

So they look a long way short of quality and could face a very tough night at Stamford Bridge.

In the match outright for Champions League betting, Malmo are 20/1* (odds recorded 20:01 GMT 18th October 2021).

If they were to pull off the win, they would create history.

Malmo would become the first team from Sweden to beat Chelsea in UEFA European competition.

It doesn’t look too likely however

On their one previous trip to Stamford Bridge, Malmo suffered a 3-0 loss in that 2018/19 Europa League tie.

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Malmo have now lost their last five Champions League matches and during that spell, they have not scored.

But it’s been 24 goals that Malmo have conceded in their last five Champions League matches.

Looking at the averages there, a Chelsea 3-0 correct score may be about right at 5/1* (odds recorded 20:01 GMT 18th October 2021).

Only RB Leipzig have conceded more goals in this season’s group stage than Malmo.


Chelsea vs Malmo Betting Advice

On paper, this should be a fairly routine home win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge against Malmo.

The Bleus should be able to cruise to the points by a comfortable margin.

The Chelsea -2.5 Asian Handicap at 10/11 enters calculations as a sensible approach* (odds recorded 20:01 GMT 18th October 2021).


Key Facts – Chelsea vs Malmo Betting Tip

  • Chelsea have won both previous matches against Malmo
  • Chelsea have lost 2 of their last 48 Group Stage home games
  • Malmo have lost their last five UCL matches conceding 24 goals in total


The Chelsea 3-0 correct score is the bigger play for football betting at 5/1* (odds recorded 20:01 GMT 18th October 2021).

Even if Tuchel rests a few key players for this one, Chelsea should have the quality.

Malmo don’t look as if they can raise too much of a challenge given their two group stage matches so far.


The best betting odds for Chelsea vs Malmo

Chelsea to win: 1/10 at Bet365
Draw: 10/1 at Bet365
Malmo to win: 20/1 at Bet365