Southampton vs Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Southampton vs Chelsea Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Southampton were involved in a thriller with Arsenal, but the Saints fell to a 3-2 loss. Shane Long’s opening goal was cancelled out by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Welbeck. However, Southampton were back on level terms in the second half when Charlie Austin made an instant impact after coming on from the bench. Welbeck, though, restored Arsenal’s lead with nine minutes left. Jack Stephens and Mohamed Elneny were sent off in the last minute of the game. Chelsea’s problems widened after a 1-1 draw with West Ham at home. Cesar Azpilicueta provided the lead for Chelsea, but the defensive issues continued for the blues, who conceded through Javier Hernandez in the second half.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Chelsea seek a fifth consecutive victory over Southampton, but it would not be as easy as it sounds. After coming close to taking points off Arsenal last weekend, the Saints will be relatively pumped up for this game. Shane Long’s absence is a disappointment, but the return of Charlie Austin helps overcome this issue. Chelsea have been playing well in patches and the team are staring at a fourth consecutive away defeat. Southampton have more reasons to go for a win, but seven of the 16 games at the St Mary’s have been a draw. I would back a draw.

Since there is a lot at stake for Southampton, this game is expected to be quite tight. The St Mary’s has witnessed just one high-scoring game across all competitions in 2018. Chelsea’s mediocre scoring run is likely to compound the likelihood of a low scoring game. I would back less than 2.5 goals in this match.

Draw – 5/2

Total goals under 2.5 – 4/5

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

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

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

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

AVG Goals

1.5

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

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Dijon Team Logo Dijon

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

12-08-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

25-08-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

01-09-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

17-09-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Chelsea Form Guide

Chelsea Team Logo

Chelsea

Won

8

Draw

0

Lost

2
W A

23-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

28-07-2018

Champions Cup

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 6 - 5

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 7 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-08-2018

Community Shield

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-08-2018

Champions Cup

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 5 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W A

26-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

Southampton Preview

Southampton have had a disappointing away trips over the last couple of weeks. As a result, the team still remains deep in relegation trouble. A huge source of consolation is that teams like Huddersfield and Crystal Palace have been unable to run away from the bottom three. The conclusion to the campaign sees Southampton being involved in just one six-pointer. The rest of the league games – and the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea – all have the potential to break down the fragile confidence within the Saints. The return of Charlie Austin is the biggest boost for manager Mark Hughes.

Southampton Team News

Jack Stephens is suspended for the next two games after his red card against Arsenal. Shane Long (ankle), Sam McQueen (groin), Steven Davies (hamstring), and Mario Lemina (virus) are unavailable for Southampton.

Chelsea Preview

Antonio Conte looks certain to leave Chelsea at the end of the campaign. The string of disappointing results has effectively robbed Chelsea of the opportunity to finish in the Champions League qualification spots. The blues have dropped 10 points behind Spurs with only six matches left. It would take a miracle a set of results to ensure Chelsea finish in the top four. Most of the focus for the blues will now switch to the FA Cup, although Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that even winning the title may not save the campaign.

Chelsea Team News

David Luiz (knee) and Davide Zappacosta (tendon) are the injury concerns for Chelsea coming into the game.

Southampton Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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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