Malmo and Chelsea join forces at the Swedbank Stadion in a UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie. These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the house factor could have a decisive role, as Chelsea has shown differences in performance in their home games and as a visitor. The home team arrives in this phase of the Europa League (round of 32), having finished the group stage in the 2nd place of Group I, with 9 points won. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has recorded 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 24 goals scored and 13 conceded, against 7 victories and 8 draws at home with 31 goals scored and 10 conceded. The team arrive at this meeting after a draw at home with Dynamo Kiev by (0-0). In the last 4 games they played at home in the Europa League, Malmo won 1 and drew 3. In this competition, you do not lose in your stadium there are 4 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 8 games in this competition. The Malmo team had a difficult task in the group stage, but struggled a lot and managed to get the second place in the group, which gave them the right to be in this knockout phase. The team will have a hard stop because they will face a very qualified team, so they will have to overcome if they want to leave the field with a good result in this first duel. The trainee must go with maximum force to the field, as he must seek the positive result.
The visiting team arrives in this phase of the Europa League (round of 32) after having finished the group stage in the 1st place of Group L, with 16 points won. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last game they played, for the Barclays Premier League, lost with Manchester City away by (6-0). In the last 10 games as a visitor, Chelsea won 3, drawn 1 and lost 6. Their attack has been regularly marked as they scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 games for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never managed to turn the score. Chelsea ended up disappointing in the League of Champions, and was out of the eighth finals, now they will have to improve their income on the pitch, so to fight for the Europa League title. Playing away from home difficulties will appear, however the visiting team has total conditions to leave the field with a good result. The coach should climb the best in his squad for this match, as he does not want to be eliminated early in the competition's opening phase.