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Malmo v Chelsea betting tips: Blues odds-on to unlock Swedes

| 01.11.2021
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Preview and odds for Tuesday’s Champions League clash

The European champions continue the defence of their title when face Swedish opposition on Tuesday, so we have examined the odds to find some Malmo v Chelsea betting tips.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have already beaten Malmo at Stamford Bridge, while the Swedes are still seeking their first point in Group H.

Tuesday’s game takes place at Elida Stadion, Malmo, and is live on BT Sport 2, with a 5.45pm kick-off.

Malmo v Chelsea match odds

Chelsea bounced back from a 1-0 reverse to Juventus on matchday two with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Malmo at Stamford Bridge, with goals from Andreas Christensen, Kai Havertz and a brace from Jorginho.

They now face the return fixture in Sweden, sitting second in the group after three games, having picked up six points, and Tuchel’s side are chasing Juventus, who have a perfect three-from-three record.

Chelsea lost their opening group game in Turin, having been unbeaten in six beforehand (W5 D1). The last time they lost consecutive away games in the Champions League was in November 2012.

They come into this on the back of a 3-0 win over Newcastle at St James’ Park and are 1/5 to win the game.

Malmo, who failed to have a shot on target in the first meeting, have struggled to score in the competition. Since winning 2-0 in their first ever home game in the Champions League, they have managed one goal in their last six home games and are 16/1 to defeat Chelsea.

The Swedes have lost seven of their last eight games against English opponents in this competition (W1), including their last four. They last tasted success against an English side when beating Nottingham Forest in 1995 in the UEFA Cup.

The draw is available at odds of 11/2 in the Malmo v Chelsea betting tips.

Eric Larsson, Malmo, and Antonio Rudiger, Chelsea, Malmo v Chelsea betting tips

Malmo v Chelsea head-to-head

Malmo have lost their previous three games against Chelsea by a 9-1 aggregate score and it is 11/10 that they find the net against Chelsea.

The Blues have never lost to a Swedish team in nine previous games, winning four and drawing three against them in all competitions. The last three have been against Malmo and all have ended in victories.

Chelsea last played in Malmo in the Europa League Round of 32 in February 2019 and came away with a 2-1 victory, courtesy of goals from Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud. It is 9/1 that the scoreline will be replicated this time and it is 6/5 that both teams score.

Malmo v Chelsea key battles

Malmo are one of only three teams yet to score in the Champions League this season and Chelsea have conceded just once, so it is 5/6 that Tuchel’s side win to nil.

Last season, Chelsea’s one failing was a lack of goals, but they have now added to their firepower by bringing in Romelu Lukaku and he has opened up the game for others.

But with both himself and Timo Werner ruled out through injury until after the international break, the onus will fall on the likes of Kai Havertz and Mason Mount to grab the goals and they are 19/20 and 21/20 respectively to score at any time.

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All odds and markets correct at date of publication

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Simon Milham