Chelsea – Southampton : Preview & Prediction
Chelsea and Southampton meet at Stamford Bridge in a match for the 21st round of the Barclays Premier League. Chelsea won away by (0-3) the last time they faced off in this edition of the league on 07-10-2018. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 4 games won 2, drew 1 and lost 1. Indeed, in the last showdown at this stadium, for the Barclays Premier League, on 12-16-2017, the Chelsea won by (1-0). Marcos Alonso (45 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. In this match the home factor could play a decisive role, as Southampton has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 4th place with 43 points, after 13 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, he won out for Watford by (1-2). In the last match, he won away to Crystal Palace by (0-1). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 12 conceded, against 11 victories , 3 draws and 1 home defeat, with 31 goals scored and 11 conceded. For the championship, Chelsea had 21 points out of 30, after 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in their last 10 games at their stadium. In the matches played in their championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 1-0, which occurred in 5 of their 10 matches. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. This is a team that scores often first: opened the scoring in 15 of their last 20 games for the Barclays Premier League, of those 15 reached the break in lead in 10 and managed to maintain the lead until the end of the 90 ‘in 12. There are 2 periods in the last 10 home games in this competition: he scored 7 of his 19 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘); suffered 3 of his 8 goals in the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Chelsea are a club that has won the Premier League six times in its history, being the last title defeated in 2016/17, as well as a UEFA Champions League title (2011/12) and one of the Europa League (2012/13). In the current season, the team has been making a good campaign within the national championship, having won 43 of 60 points so far, being thus relatively close to the first placed. In the last five games that Chelsea played as a principal, counting more than one competition, in addition to winning four, in three of them the team scored more than 1.5 goals against the opponents. I believe that in this match Chelsea, by playing at home against a theoretically weak opponent, will manage to score goals and will leave with another victory inside his stadium.
The visiting team is currently in 17th place with 15 points, after 3 wins, 6 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home to West Ham by (1-2). In the last match, lost at home to Manchester City by (1-3). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with a total of 14 goals scored and 25 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses, with a total of 18 goals scored and 27 conceded. His last away game for this competition ended with a 1-1 win over Huddersfield Town. In the last 10 away games the Southampton have won 2, 1 draw and 7 defeats, having won 7 points out of 30. In his league games as a visitor, the most frequent result at half-time was 0-0 (4 out of 10 matches). The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always conceded goals in the last 10 games, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 20 games in this competition, he never managed to get back on the scoring in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Southampton is a club that throughout its history has been runner-up of the Premier League once, in addition to being runner-up of the Championship (national second division) three times and FA Cup champion once. In the current season, the team has been making a very weak campaign within the national championship, having won only 15 of 60 points so far, thus being at the bottom of the table, with a small advantage in front of the first team within the zone of relegation. In the last five games Southampton played as a visitor, counting only the national championship, in addition to losing four, in three of them the team suffered more than 1.5 goals of the opponents.
Chelsea – Southampton : Betting Tips
Chelsea – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70