Southampton vs Chelsea
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Southampton vs Chelsea | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The Blues have nice memories about the recent clashes with Southampton. The Saints are their regular customer, and Sarri’s boys intend to keep it that way. Chelsea is still without a loss, while the situation is not so bright for the hosts. They are struggling, and it appears that they have many issues on the field, starting with the creativity and offense.
The Saints played against Everton in the English Football Cup this mid-week, and they eliminated the Toffees after the penalties. Meanwhile, they have two straight defeats in the Premiership, the most recent one against the Wolves, 2:0. Chelsea played with Liverpool last weekend and managed to get only a draw, 1:1, despite being a better team in that event.
The most interesting thing about Southampton is that they still haven’t won a single game this season at St. Marry’s. They have two draws, 0:0 with Burnley and 2:2 against Brighton, while Leicester took all three points here, 1:2. The situation is completely different on the road where they had three successes, mostly in the EFL. We already said that the biggest problem of this team is to organize the attack, and the Saints are orientated towards counter-attacks and set pieces. Be sure that their possession of the ball will not reach 40% in this one. A moderate efficiency, that is 2 or 3 goals, has been seen in six of their eight matches this season.
The Blues had a chance to take the whole prey against Liverpool last Saturday, but they were denied by fantastic Alison, who saved the Reds on many occasions. Also, Sturridge’s late screamer was a beauty, and when something like that happens, you are helpless. But Chelsea showed that they need to be considered as serious contenders for the title and that they have a quality to compete with City and Liverpool. Since the season started, this squad recorded seven wins and two draws, but what is more fascinating is the fact that they allowed only two goals in away matches. Simply, the rivals can’t endanger Kepa because they don’t get to have the ball in their possession for a long time.
Latest Team News
Shane Long, the heart and soul of this team, is considered questionable for the upcoming game. The guests have nice news. Pedro should be back, and the same applies to Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
So far, we have seen 102 matches between the two sides. Chelsea has a positive record in this matchup, and the Blues posted 44 wins, compared to 30 by the Saints. On 28 occasions, there hasn’t been a winner. In the recent history, the club from London was very convincing against this rival. They have 6 straight wins, and they lost only twice in the last 20 years. Last year, Chelsea won here with 2:3, and in the reverse leg, they were even more confident, 0:2.
Odds and Predictions
The seventh triumph in a row for the guests against this opponent is valued at 1.60. Host’s victory is 6.50, and a draw is 4.00.
Southampton vs Chelsea| Top Betting Tip: Chelsea (0-2)
We predict a routine win of Sarri’s troops. And for us, this is the safest bet of the round. Why are we so sure? Well, the Blues are very confident lately, and they often encountered with teams who park the bus in front of their goal this season. In every single of those events, Chelsea won. Southampton won’t have some other approach than this one. And if Shane Long is ruled out for this match, then the Saints have nothing to hope for. Even with him in the starting lineup, chances to avoid a defeat would be very slim. Also, betting that Chelsea scores two goals is a smart move. Hazard is looking unstoppable this season, and along with him, the whole front line is lethal. In the end, Southampton – Chelsea 0:2