Southampton – Chelsea : Preview & Prediction
The state of form is diametrically opposed between a formation of Southampton which remains on 6 defeats in a row in the league and a Chelsea team which has won its last 5 matches played (FA Cup and Premier League). Southampton, currently 13th in the Premier League, is suffering at the moment as the partners of Daniel Ings (8 goals) lost the last 6 league days in Leicester (2-0), against Arsenal (1-3), against Aston Villa (0-1), Manchester United (9-0), Newcastle (3-2) and against Wolverhampton (1-2) on February 14. The FA Cup victory in Wolverhampton (2-0) on February 11 was just flash in the pan. Chelsea like St. Mary’s Stadium where the Blues remain on 5 wins (2-1, 2-0, 3-2, 3-0, 4-1). The London club, hooked in the first leg (3-3), could line up a 6th success in a row on the field of the Saints. Especially since the formation of Tuchel is currently walking on water with its 5 victories in its last 5 outings against Burnley (2-0), at Tottenham (1-0), at Sheffield United (2-1), at Barnsley (1-0) in the FA Cup and against Newcastle (2-0) on February 15. Chelsea, 4th, is installed in the Big Four but is under threat from the Hammers tied on points and Liverpool (6th) to 2 units. Victory is very important for the Blues !.
Southampton have lost the last 6 days of the Premier League.
Chelsea are on an ongoing streak of 5 straight wins, including the FA Cup and Premier League.
The Blues have won their last 5 visits to St. Mary’s Stadium.
Chelsea will want to keep their place in the Big Four … A victory is imperative !.
Southampton are 13th overall with 10 points ahead of the relegation zone.
Southampton have zero points in the last 6 days of the Premier League … It is not against Chelsea that the Saints will pocket points !.
Southampton – Chelsea : Betting Tips
Chelsea – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70