Chelsea vs Southampton Betting Tips: 2 AH+1.75, 2019-12-26

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CHELSEA vs SOUTHAMPTON Nepal
Thursday 26thDecember 1500hrs
Football – England Premier League
Pick Southampton AH+1.75
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 1.68 (odds taken 23:34 GMT, 24 December )

The busy Christmas and New Year schedule is upon us and Boxing Day brings us action from the Premier League with the clash between Chelsea and Southampton as the betting tips continue at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea Prediction – Can Chelsea find consistency?

After a purple patch of form which saw Chelsea win 6 league matches on the trot in the Premier League under manager, Frank Lampard, Chelsea have since produced some erratic displays which have resulted in some inconsistent results for the London club, and they’ll be hoping for greater stability over the festive period.

Chelsea have lost 4 of their last 6 matches in the top flight having suffered defeats against Manchester City, West Ham, Everton and most disappointing (and surprising) of all, a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge to Bournemouth.

The hosts welcome another south coast outfit on Boxing Day in the shape of Southampton who are fighting for their Premier League lives, while Chelsea have lost 2 of their last 3 matches at home to West Ham and Bournemouth amidst an overall home record of 4-2-3 11/8.

Chelsea haven’t exactly dominated their opponents at Stamford Bridge so far this season as The Blues have won by 2 goals ore more in just 2 of their 9 home matches to date (2-0 v Brighton and 2-0 v Crystal Palace), and this gives Southampton a fighting chance here.

 

Chelsea vs Southampton Both teams to score
Yes1.72
No2.07

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Southampton Prediction – Can Southampton build on Villa result?

Southampton grabbed their third win in five matches on the weekend with a rousing 3-1 win away from home against fellow strugglers, Aston Villa, in a crucial victory in that desperate relegation clash and this will give the south coast club plenty of confidence as they prepare for their Boxing Day clash against Chelsea.

Earlier wins against Watford and Norwich City (both on home turf at St Mary’s Stadium) have seen The Saints see off challenges from the teams around them in the league and the win at Aston Villa have seen the visitors swap places in the relegation battle at the bottom of the table, as they’ve replaced Villa into the safe haven of fourth from bottom.

Nevertheless, there’s a lot of hard work ahead for Southampton who have managed just 1 away win out of their last 6 matches on their travels, but it was a particularly tough set of fixtures as they lost at Tottenham, Manchester City and Newcastle United.

Saints possess a reasonable away record of 3-2-4 12/13 which is by far the best away record out of the bottom four teams in the division, and they’ve also lost by 2 goals or more in just 1 of their 9 away matches to date (3-0 v Burnley).

 

Key-Facts – Chelsea vs Southampton

  • Chelsea have lost 4 of their last 6 matches in the top flight
  • Chelsea have won by 2 goals or more in just 2 of their 9 home matches
  • Southampton have lost by 2 goals or more in just 1 of their 9 away matches

 

Betting Tips Verdict

Chelsea should win this one but don’t underestimate Southampton’s fight on the road.


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