Chelsea v Southampton Betting Tips: 1AH-1.25, 2019-01-02

Premier League Tips

Premier League
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Chelsea AH-1.25
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.66 (odds taken at 01:13 GMT, 01 Jan 2019)

Chelsea will go in search of a third consecutive league win on the trot when they entertain relegation candidates Southampton as the betting tips continue on Wednesday night.

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Chelsea Prediction

Chelsea have bounced back in style following their recent 1-0 loss at home to Leicester City by claiming maximum points from their last two matches in the Premier League as they’ve registered wins over Watford and Crystal Palace, both of which were away from home.

Prior to the Leicester defeat, Chelsea had recorded important back-to-back wins over Brighton and Manchester city, and with the Blues returning to Stamford Bridge for tonight’s encounter, Chelsea could move within a point of City if they take all three points in this clash here.

Maurizio Sarri’s side have been pretty steady on home turf this season with a record of 6-3-1 19/8 under their belts so far, and with Hazard (10 goals), Pedro (6 goals) and a return to fitness of Morata (5 goals), the hosts look in good shape to add to their points tally this evening.

Southampton Prediction

New Southampton manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl made an instant impact at the south coast club following back-to-back wins against Arsenal and Huddersfield Town but the gloss is quickly starting to fade as The Saints have suffered recent defeats to West Ham and Manchester City.

To make matters worse, both of these recent defeats were inflicted upon them at their St Mary’s Stadium, and they now face a tough trip to the nation’s capital to face an in-form Chelsea outfit. With just one win from their last eight matches, which includes six defeats, it looks a tall order for Southampton to get anything at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

An away record of 2-1-7 10/21 tells its own story, as well as Southampton keeping just two clean sheets to date and conceding 2 goals or more in 6 of their 10 away matches so far this season.

In addition, Southampton’s three away matches at Top 6 opposition have all ended in heavy defeats; 3-0 at Liverpool, 6-1 at Manchester City and 3-1 at Tottenham – so a trip to Chelsea doesn’t bode well for the visitors.

Betting Tips Verdict

Chelsea can move within a point of Manchester City and this should serve as incentive to do the job against Southampton in this clash.