The St Mary’s Stadium gets ready to welcome Chelsea for a league match this weekend. Southampton have only picked up only five points so far this season and this is down to a lack of offensive strength. Chelsea have dropped down to 3rd place in the table but the club remain only two points away from the table leaders – Manchester City and Liverpool. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Southampton were beaten by Wolves in the recent league match but the club recovered quickly to bed Everton on penalties in the League Cup. The Saints have been able to manage just one win so far this season.
Chelsea were pegged back by a late equaliser by Liverpool, who secured a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge last weekend. The blues have to improve a lot against defensive teams as they could only muster a difficult 1-0 win over Vidi in the Europa League.
The recent game between Chelsea and Southampton was in the FA Cup when the blues beat the Saints 2-0 before going to win the honour. Southampton’s last home fixture against Chelsea saw them lose 3-2. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton are at a whopping price of 6.00 but even this is not good value considering that the team has been starved of wins. Chelsea have struggled to overcome defensive opponent and it is highly likely that Mark Hughes will not be keen on his team flying up and down the pitch in the hope of scoring goals. Southampton have struggled for form due to a poor offensive record, but Chelsea need to recover in order to secure a first league win in three. Our preview would go with a win for the blues.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton vs Chelsea draw odds: 4.10
Southampton win odds: 6.00
Correct Score odds
Chelsea have shown a lot of excitement going forward to the new style of ball adopted by Maurizio Sarri. However, the possession-style game has not exactly been effective in coming up against defensive opponents. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Chelsea 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Southampton have been able to get less than a goal per game so far this season and three of their six-game tally comes about as a result of Danny Ings finding the back of the net with decent form. Chelsea have a number of players who can put the ball into the net and this is likely to ensure an exciting match. Our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Eden Hazard will be a marked man for the game after already scoring six league goals. This will allow the likes of Olivier Giroud to get on the scoresheet. The Frenchman appears to enjoy playing against Southampton after managing eight goals in just 12 league appearances.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Olivier Giroud at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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