Southampton vs Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Southampton vs Chelsea Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Southampton suffered back-to-back league defeat as they were beaten 2-0 by Wolves at the Molineux Stadium. Even though the Saints were able to hold on for much of the game, the resistance was ultimately broken by Ivan Cavaleiro in the 79th minute. Any hope of a comeback was destroyed by Johnny Castro’s 87th minute goal. Southampton, though, beat Everton on penalties in the League Cup after a 1-1 draw. Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool in an epic match at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard provided the lead with his sixth goal of the campaign in the 25th minute. The blues were extremely close to three points but were pegged back by a spectacular finish from Sturridge. The midweek Europa League game saw Chelsea pick up a 1-0 win over Vidi.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Chelsea travel to Southampton with an excellent record over the south coast outfit. They have been able to win four out of the last five games on this ground. Even though the blues have been unable to win the recent two league outings, they have confidence flowing through the veins. Southampton cannot afford to play defensively with the team only having picked up five points so far and the team needs to maximise home matches as much as possible. I would go with a win for Chelsea at half-time and full-time.

Olivier Giroud has a sensational record against Southampton after managing to score an incredible eight goals in just games against this club in all competitions. The forward will come back to the starting line-up after missing the game against Vidi in the Europa League. I would pick Giroud to score anytime in the match.

Chelsea win at half-time and full-time – 7/5

Olivier Giroud to score anytime – 6/4

Southampton saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Southampton saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Chelsea

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Southampton

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Southampton Form Guide

Southampton Team Logo

Southampton

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
L H

27-12-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

30-12-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 3)

D A

02-01-2019

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-01-2019

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

16-01-2019

FA Cup

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 5 - 7

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-01-2019

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

30-01-2019

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

02-02-2019

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

09-02-2019

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Chelsea Form Guide

Chelsea Team Logo

Chelsea

Won

6

Draw

0

Lost

4
W H

12-01-2019

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

19-01-2019

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

24-01-2019

EFL Cup

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 6 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

27-01-2019

FA Cup

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

30-01-2019

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

02-02-2019

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

10-02-2019

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 6 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

W A

14-02-2019

Europa League Final Stage

Malmoe FF Team Logo Malmoe FF

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

18-02-2019

FA Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

21-02-2019

Europa League Final Stage

Malmoe FF Team Logo Malmoe FF

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Southampton Preview

Southampton are in danger of falling back into the bottom three as a result of being unable to build on a slight hint of form. The losses against Liverpool and Wolves presented Southampton in a poor fashion and the club’s confidence may not have picked up as a result. The win over Everton in the League Cup is one of the few positives for Southampton since the turn of September. Mark Hughes witnessed a few goals from Danny Ings and it will be the saving grace for Southampton in the 2018-19 campaign.

Southampton Team News

Shane Long (toe) is doubtful for the game.

Chelsea Preview

Chelsea may have been unable to win the last two league matches but that continues to be a lot of positives for the blues at the start of their time under Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea have been playing some excellent football and there is a top-class player in the form of Eden Hazard at the end of every move. One of the few issues with Chelsea so far this season has been their inability to break down opposition who tend to defend deep in their own half. This was a problem against West Ham and Sarri can expect to face more of the same as the season progresses. Hazard is the club’s top scorer with six goals.

Chelsea Team News

Marco van Ginkel (cruciate ligament) is the only injury problem for Chelsea.

Southampton Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Chelsea Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Southampton vs Chelsea Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Alex McCarthy 193 79
35 CD Jan Bednarek 189 77
3 CD Maya Yoshida 189 78
6 CD Wesley Hoedt 188 77
23 CM Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg 185 84
21 RM Ryan Bertrand 179 85
2 LM Cedric Soares 172 67
18 CM Mario Lemina 184 85
22 RF Nathan Redmond 173 75
9 CF Danny Ings 178 73
20 LF Manolo Gabbiadini 181 81
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
28 LB Cesar Azpilicueta 178 70
2 CD Antonio Ruediger 190 85
30 CD David Luiz 189 84
3 RB Marcos Alonso 188 85
5 CM Jorginho 180 65
7 CM N'Golo Kante 168 68
8 CM Ross Barkley 189 86
22 LF Willian 175 70
18 CF Olivier Giroud 192 93
10 RF Eden Hazard 173 76