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Southampton v Chelsea Prediction & Betting Tips, 7th October 2018

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The Saints need to dig deep to try and turn the corner as they are in pretty bad shape with just the one win on the board this season. They go into this one after back to back defeats in this one and this is a tough game for them. Chelsea have dropped points in their last two league games in back to back draws. Read our Southampton v Chelsea betting tips for more.

Southampton v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Chelsea 4/7
Draw 13/5
Southampton 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 3rd, 2018 at 9:14 p.m.)

Southampton News and Form

The Saints are having a really rough time of things and have failed to win in three league outings now. They have suffered back to back defeats against Liverpool and Wolves and Southampton failed to hit the back of the net in either of those. Overall this season Mark Hughes has seen his troops win just once in a W1 D2 L4 record.

Their home form stands at D2 L1. They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games which leaves them vulnerable for the visit of the powerful Chelsea attack. Both teams to NOT score is at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 pm)

After their struggles last season, Southampton are actually three points worse off than they were at this stage last term. So there is a decline from them. They have produced only the six league goals this season and just four teams have come up with fewer than that, three of those are sat in the relegation zone.

Surprisingly though, despite their lack of output, the Saints have had 14.6 shots per game on average this season so far in the Premier League, the fifth best. In context, Spurs average less than 14 per game but have scored 14. Southampton have concede an average of 13.6 shots per game against them this season

Chelsea News and Form

The Blues have been in great form this season in the top flight and will be defending their unbeaten start under Mauricio Sarri. The Blues have a W5 D2 record for the season, the draws have happened in their last two games against West Ham and Liverpool. The Blues are W2 D1 away from home this season in the league.

Their only failure to win away from home was in a 0-0 draw at West Ham in their last road game. Chelsea have two clean sheets in three away games. Chelsea to win to nil at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 pm).

Eden Hazard has been on another level this season and he is at 15/4 odds in the first goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 4th, 2018 at 5:01 pm). The Blues have conceded only the one away goal all season and that was in the second half of the match.

For your Southampton v Chelsea betting tips it may be worth looking at a Chelsea/Chelsea half-time/full-time option to push for some extra odds. They have been level at 0-0 in two of their three away games, but are facing a relatively weak Southampton side here.

Southampton v Chelsea Head to Head

There was back to back wins for Chelsea over Southampton last season and both of those successes were by a one-goal margin. The Blues are on a six-match winning streak against Southampton in all competitions. Both teams have scored in six of the last eight Premier League meetings.

Who will win – Southampton v Chelsea Predictions

Chelsea have looked so sharp and full of attacking intent that it is hard to see the Southampton defence holding out against them. Even though they are out on the road, this may be just about as routine as it gets for the Blues. Away win.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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