Avoid the Chalk Betting Real Madrid -1.5 as the Champions League Pick Over Malmo

Steven Suarez

Monday, September 28, 2015 12:51 PM GMT

Monday, Sep. 28, 2015 12:51 PM GMT

It'd be shocking if Real Madrid didn't dominate this match against Malmo from start to finish. Let's review the soccer betting odds and see where we can locate an edge.

Odds Overview
We don't even have to look at the soccer odds board to know that Real Madrid is a massive favorite. It doesn't matter that Los Blancos are away from home in the Champions League; they're the far more talented team and are widely expected to win comfortably.

Just look at the lines for reference. As of now, Real Madrid is favored at a price of -440. Malmo is a humungous underdog in the +1100 to +1200 range, while a draw (+550 to +575) also appears to be a longshot. 

 

Malmo FF
The Blues are considered to be the whipping boys of Group A, and that held true in their opener, a 2-0 loss to one of the favorites of the group, Paris Saint-Germain.

In terms of league play, Malmo has already played 26 matches and can currently be found in fourth place with 48 total points. They're unbeaten over their last three matches across all competitions, but now have to take on one of the best teams in the world.

 

Real Madrid
This past weekend, Los Blancos were a huge letdown in a spiritless 0-0 draw at home to Malaga in La Liga action. The Bernabeu wasn't pleased whatsoever with what they saw out of their team, who couldn't make the most of their countless chances in front of net.

Real Madrid, obviously, will be eager to make amends in Europe when they travel to Sweden to square off with Malmo. Rafa Benitez's crew dominated Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 in their first taste of Group A action and will look to make it two wins out of two this Wednesday.

 

Champions League Pick
As much as we like rooting on the underdogs, it's going to be a tall task for Malmo to even be competitive in this match, regardless of it being in front of their adoring supporters.

The fact of the matter is Real Madrid is on another level in terms of quality and that should be enough for them to win comfortably in spite of the harsh environment. Ronaldo should be at the heart of it all for the visitors, whom we are going to roll with as one of our soccer picks for this week's Champions League battle. In order to avoid taking on so much chalk, we'll grab Los Blancos as the soccer pick to win by at least two goals.

Pick: Malmo FF 0 Real Madrid 3 (Real Madrid -1.5 at 5Dimes)

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