Southampton v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th October 2018

Blues can march to three points against Saints

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Southampton v Chelsea Betting Tips – Premier League, 7th October 2.15pm

Southampton will be hoping that they can catch Chelsea with a European hangover or something because the Saints badly need a win out of this fixture. They have produced just the one win this season. The Blues have carried strong form at the start of the term but go into this game having drawn their last two fixtures. Read our predictions for Southampton v Chelsea.

Southampton News and Form

It has been a difficult season so far for Southampton and they have not taken a win in any of their last three games now. They go into this one after back to back defeats out on the road against Liverpool and Wolves. Southampton failed to score in either of those game. The Saints have claimed just the one league win all season in a W1 D2 L4 record so there is massive room for improvement. They are winless at home with a D2 L1 record at St Mary’s. Southampton have shipped at least two goals in each of their last three games, which leaves them vulnerable for the visit of the powerful Chelsea attack.

Both teams to NOT score is at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 pm). Southampton are actually three points worse off than they were at this stage last term. So that puts their efforts into context after having a really rough season last term. Surprisingly they are the fifth-best side in this season’s Premier League for average amount of shots per game. The trouble is they don’t have much finishing power as they come up with only six goals. The likes of Arsenal and Spurs have averaged fewer shots per game, but in the context of Spurs, they have scored 14 goals this term. Southampton have conceded an average of 13.6 shots per game against them this season

Chelsea News and Form

It has been a hugely positive start to the season for Chelsea and they are undefeated so far with a W5 D2 record. The two draws in that sequence have happened in their last two games as they were held by West Ham and then Liverpool. Out on the road they have picked up a W2 D1 record in the Premier League, the draw happening in a London derby at West Ham. That was in their most recent league away game. The Blues have conceded in only one of their three away games so far and Chelsea to win to nil at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 pm).

Eden Hazard has been outstanding this season and is the top scorer in the league this term heading into the weekend. Hazard is at 15/4 odds in the first goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 pm). Chelsea have conceded only one goal away from home this season and that as a second-half goal against them. For your Southampton v Chelsea predictions it may be worth looking at a Chelsea/Chelsea half-time/full-time option to push for some extra odds. The Blues have been level at 0-0 in two of their three away games, but are facing a relatively weak Southampton side here.

Southampton v Chelsea Head to Head

The Blues picked up back to back wins over the Saints last season in the Premier League and they also beat them in the FA Cup as well. Both of Chelsea’s league wins over the Saints were by a one-goal margin. Chelsea have won their last six on the bounce against the Saints across all competitions. Both teams have scored in six of the last eight Premier League meetings.

Southampton v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Chelsea 4/7
Draw 13/5
Southampton 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 3rd, 2018 at 9:14 p.m.)
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Southampton v Chelsea Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Blues have done so well this season and have produced such strong attacking form, that they can be trusted enough to get the job done away from home. Southampton just don’t look defensively strong enough. Away win.

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