Chelsea vs Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th December 2019

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Chelsea vs Southampton Betting Tips – Premier League, 26th December 3.00pm

The Blues have been patchy with their form recently, but they showed up big on the weekend on a visit to Tottenham. Frank Lampard’s men left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a 2-0 win in the bag as they faced former boss Jose Mourinho. Will the Blues be able to build on that with another three points as they host the Saints? Read our predictions for Chelsea vs Southampton.

Chelsea vs Southampton Betting Odds*

Chelsea 3/10
Draw 9/2
Southampton 8/1

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Chelsea vs Southampton Live Stats & Betting Odds

Chelsea News and Form – Will Chelsea win over Southampton?

The Blues recorded a fantastic 2-0 away win at Spurs on the weekend. That was a massive lift of morale and self-belief after having produced some recent stuttering form. It was a great three points for them. Now with a home game to come against a relegation-threatened Southampton on Boxing Day, this would be a good opportunity for Chelsea to strengthen their place in the top four further. They have, however, lost two of their last three league games at the Bridge (W1).

2-0 Correct Score Chelsea
7/1

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Those were 1-0 reverses against West Ham and Bournemouth. Their overall home record is W4 D2 L3 this season and they have averaged just 1.22 goals per home game. That’s exactly half of their average goals per game away from home. Chelsea have been defensively solid at the Bridge, despite those recent blips, having conceded only 8 goals in 9 games. They have taken a clean sheet in a third of home fixtures. Six of the ten league wins that Chelsea have picked up this season have been by a margin of at least two goals. Six of Chelsea’s nine home games have been level at the break.

Chelsea vs Southampton Head to Head

Chelsea were 4-1 winners at Southampton earlier this season
The Blues are unbeaten in nine games against Southampton in all competitions
Both teams have scored in one of the last four meetings (all competitions)
The Saints have failed to score in 5 of their last 8 games against Chelsea

 

Key-Facts – Chelsea vs Southampton

  • The Blues took a clean sheet victory at Spurs on the weekend
  • Southampton have one win in their last six away games
  • Chelsea have won more away games than home fixtures this season

 

Southampton News and Form – Can Southampton win at Stamford Bridge?

The Saints collected a massive three points with a victory at Aston Villa on the weekend. That moved them out of the relegation zone at the expense of the Villains. The two clubs had started the weekend level on points. The Saints hold a W3 D2 L4 record away from home in this campaign. Their victory at Villa on the weekend saw them snap a five-match winless streak of away form (D2 L3). But home and away they can lean on some positives of having won three of their last five.

But that has to be put into context as the wins have been against the three teams beneath them in the table. Home and away combined, Southampton have conceded at an average of two goals per game. They are without a clean sheet in 13 league outings now and in none of their last six on the road. They have managed to at least put together an eight-match scoring streak away from home on the board. 77% of the goals that Southampton have conceded away from home have been in the second half of fixtures.

Chelsea vs Southampton Tips & Odds

Chelsea/Chelsea HT/FT at 10/11
To win to nil – Chelsea at 11/8

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 21st, 2019 at 3:52 p.m.)

Chelsea vs Southampton Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Blues still have some sorting out to when it comes to form. But they should be able to pick off Southampton on Boxing Day. It may be a good chance for them to start building some more positive momentum again.