Malmo FF – Chelsea SOCCER PICKS
Malmö and Chelsea meet at Swedbank Stadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. Chelsea presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team got access to this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals) after the 2nd place won in Group I, with a total of 9 points. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor. against 7 wins and 8 draws in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Dinamo Kiev by (0-0). Malmö won 1 and drew 3 of their last 4 home matches for the UEFA Europa League.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 4 games ago. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition.
The Malmo team had a difficult task in the group stage, but fought hard and managed to finish in the second position of the group, which gave the right to dispute this phase to eliminate. The team will have a very hard task, because it will face a very strong team, so, it will have to be overcome if it wants to leave the field with a good result in this first duel. The coach must go with maximum force for the field, because he needs a positive result.
The visiting team got access to this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals) after the 1st place conquered in Group L, with a total of 16 points. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 7 conceded. The team comes to this match after a loss away with Manchester City by (6-0). In the last 10 away matches Chelsea has won 3, tied 1 and lost 6. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 matches for this competition . In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.
The Chelsea ended up disappointing in the Champions League and was out of the round of 16, now, they will have to improve their performance on the field, to fight for the title of the Europa League. By playing away from home the difficulties will appear, but the visiting team has all the conditions to leave the field with a good result. The technician must present on the field what is best in his squad for this game, because he does not want to be eliminated already in this phase of the competition.