Chelsea vs Malmo predictions, betting tips and match preview for tonight’s Europa League fixture at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have a 2-1 lead from the first leg and that should be enough to see them through, see our predictions and betting tips below.
There is quite a lot of unrest at Stamford Bridge at the moment and it looks like manager Maurizio Sarri is on borrowed time. The defeat to Manchester United in the FA Cup was another nail in the cofffin and with a League Cup final against Manchester City coming up this weekend, it is a make or break few days for the Italian. If they get knocked out the Europa League tonight it is not inconceivable that he will be sacked, but our prediction is that they will get the job done and progress to the next round. Malmo have scored in three of their four away matches in the UEFA Europa League this season and Chelsea did concede against BATE at home in the group stages. A Chelsea win and BTTS is priced at 21/10 with Betway where you get a £30 free bet for opening an account.
Gonzalo Higuain has made the switch to Chelsea and got off to a flying start with two goals against Huddersfield, but hasn’t found the net since. He was an unused substitute in the first leg and it might be that he is one again rested here ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final with Manchester City. That gives Olivier Giroud another chance from the start and he’s the selection for our anytime goalscorer betting tip here. The Frenchman scored in the first leg and is Chelsea’s top scorer in the Europa League this season with five. His odds are better than those of both Higuan and Eden Hazard so that’s the second of tonight’s football predictions.
The first leg ended 2-1 to Chelsea to leave them in a strong position to qualify, and it’s hard to see them not going through from that position. Malmo know they need to score twice to have any chance of going through and that could play right into Chelsea’s hands. Sarri has a big decision to make on whether to rest star man Eden Hazard for this game and if he does, Callum Hudson-Odoi could come into the starting line-up. He was a controversial unused substitute against Manchester United in the FA Cup on Monday night but certainly deserves his chance. The correct score we’re predicting here is another 2-1 Chelsea victory, which would see them safely through to the next round of this season’s Europa League.
Olivier Giroud to score anytime – Evens with Betway.
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