Michael Owen is expecting a comfortable victory when Chelsea face Malmo at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League this evening.
The Swedish side lost their opening two group games 3-0 and 4-0 to Juventus and Zenit St Petersburg respectively and Owen believes they won’t pose much of a threat to the Blues either:
“After losing to Juventus in their last group game, Chelsea will be wanting a straightforward win here. Malmo are yet to claim a point or score a goal and I can’t see that changing here.”
Owen has gone for a 2-0 win to Chelsea, which is a rather conservative prediction, considering how poor Malmo have been in the group stages so far.
Manager Thomas Tuchel is likely to rotate his team, so that may affect their fluency, but even then, you would expect the home side to be dominant throughout the 90 minutes.
The Blues should be able to create a fair few chances, and while it isn’t wise to underestimate an opponent, it would be concerning if Tuchel’s men didn’t record an easy win. Getting the three points is also crucial to get back on track in the group.