Southampton vs Chelsea: Preview and Prediction
Southampton vs Chelsea
England Premier League.
Date: Sunday, 30th October, 2016
Kick-off: 16:00 UK.
Venue: St. Mary’s Park, Southampton.
Southampton hosts Chelsea for match day 10 of the 2016/2017 English premier league season.
Southampton narrowly leaped pass Sunderland in their match day clash with black cat. The saints have produced a great run of form at home in recent time, by gathering maximum point in 5 straight game across 3 competition. Southampton sits 8th on the log with 13 points gathered from 9 games.
Chelsea tasted defeat for first time in 4 games, having enjoyed 3 straight win without conceding a goal. However, the blue will look to continue their resurging premier league run, and will be search of their second consecutive away win in the league, Chelsea sits 4th on the log with 19 points from 9 games, 1 point behind the table toppers.
Key Player & Facts
Southampton currently maintains 5 straight win I their last 5 games played at home. However, the saints have managed just 2 wins in their last 5 games in all competition, and have lost just once in their last competitive games. Southampton has 2 wins, and 2 draws in their first 4 home league games.
Chelsea currently enjoys 3 straight win in their last 3 league games. However, the blue lost their 2 game in 5 games during their mid-week clash with West Ham. Chelsea have 2 wins in their first 4 away league games, won 2, lost 1, and drew 1.
Southampton vs Chelsea: Head to Head Stats
Both sides shared the spoil in their 2 legged encounters last season. However, the blues enjoyed a 2-1 win in their last season defeat to the saints Mary stadium.
Moreover, in the last 10 league meeting between this 2 sides, Chelsea has 5 wins compared to Southampton 2. The blues have won 3 times in their last 5 league visit to Southampton
Southampton vs Chelsea: Prediction
Southampton will be going into this clash on the back of 5 league games unbeaten run. The Saints will however be weary of Chelsea’s recent scoring prowess. The Blues netted 9 goals without reply in their last three Premier League games. Just an early indication that home advantage don’t really work for Southampton in this fixture.
Taking on account of Chelsea’s three match unbeaten run at the St. Andrews coupled with their current form, the Blues must edge this one. However, this will be a cagey affair as both teams are coming on the back of some positive results in recent league games.
Southampton vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score and Chelsea to win at 15/4 (4.75)
Over 2.5 goals at 12/11 (2.05).