Southampton vs Chelsea Premier League Predictions

Southampton vs Chelsea Premier League
Southampton vs Chelsea Team Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 1-4.

Southampton and Chelsea will both be hopeful of bouncing back from indifferent starts to the campaign when they go head-to-head along the South Coast in the Sunday afternoon clash in the Premier League.

Predictions

Southampton have only collected seven points from seven Premier League games this campaign and have lost each of their last two outings.

They suffered a painful 3-1 home defeat against south coast rivals Bournemouth before being edged out by 10-man Tottenham in their last fixture.

Chelsea have recorded just three victories in their opening seven Premier League matches although all three have come in their last five including last time out at home to Brighton.

The Blues have also come out on top in each of their last two away fixtures in the divisions, scoring eight goals across wins at Norwich City and Wolves.

The visitors will be favourites to continue their winning run despite not possessing home advantage, as they hold superior form and quality over Southampton.

The away side are favourites to win this game although it might not be particularly comfortable – a 3-2 triumph for the West London side would appear a likely outcome from it.

Betting Tips

27 goals have flown in across Chelsea’s seven league games to date – just shy of four per game and that trend looks set to continue here. Southampton have shipped five goals across their past two matches and while they are usually finding the net in games, keeping them out is a bigger problem which the top bookies will be aware of. This is 9/4 from 888Sport.

Linked into the previous bet, Chelsea’s defence is extremely leaky – they have conceded 13 goals in seven matches, just shy of two per game while the Saints have also lost their defensive solidity. The visitors are favourites for this clash but the value is in there also being goals.Chelsea to win and BTTS is 5/2 at 888Sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

The two played out a scoreless draw at Stamford Bridge at the start of the year but Chelsea have won each of their last four trips to St. Mary’s.

Stats

  • The Blues are unbeaten in their last six visits to Southampton, winning five of those.
  • Southampton have failed to win any of their last five Premier League games at home.
  • Chelsea have won successive Premier League away matches away from home having triumphed in just two of their 10 prior to that.
  • Southampton have failed to score in each of their last three games against Chelsea and in four of their last five.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

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