Saturday’s Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton will be held at St. Mary’s Stadium. Chelsea lost 4-1 against Brentford at Stamford Bridge. However, they still have a good chance of qualifying for the Champions League despite the setback. The Blues are currently third in the Premier League standings, with 59 points having one game in hand.
Southampton garnered only one point from their previous four league matches. The Saints are currently 12th in the Premier League standings with 36 points. The Saints face a resurgent Chelsea in their next game, but can they snap their losing streak? All of our free picks and betting advice are here for you.
How will the Saints respond after a six-match losing streak in the league? When Chelsea comes to St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, the Saints will be on edge. Under Thomas Tuchel, the Blues appear to be on the verge of a long-term comeback.
Southampton vs. Chelsea Formation Guide and Team News
Southampton will feature in this league match-up following a 1-1 draw against Leeds United in the Premier League. The Saints had 44percent possession & 14 shots on goal, with six of them on target. In the 49th minute, James Ward-Prowse was the only Southampton player to find the back of the net.
There were 12 shots on goal for Leeds United, but only three were on target. Leeds United’s Jack Harrison netted a goal in the first half in the 29th minute. Southampton has scored more than three goals in five of the last six games.
The Saints only managed seven goals over this period, compared to 14 by their opponents. We’ll have to wait and see if that pattern continues here.
Chelsea and its supporters will be hoping for a better outcome after a defeat to Brentford in their last Premier League outing. Chelsea had 70 percent of the ball possession and made 21 shots on goal, eight of which were on goal. Antonio Rüdiger was the only Chelsea player to find the back of the net in the 48th minute.
Brentford featured 17 shots on goal, six of which were on target for their opponents. There were two goals from Vitaly Janelt in the 50th & 60th minute, one from Christian Eriksen in the 54th minute, and one from Yoane Wissa in the 87th minute in the second half for Brentford.
Chelsea has scored 13 goals in the previous six games. Chelsea has scored a goal in every one of these contests as well. During that time frame, they have conceded 6 goals to their opponents.
Alex McCarthy, currently having a thigh problem, and Nathan Tella suffering a groin injury, are unavailable for Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl. Armando Borja will be unable to play against his parent club. Lyanco continues to recuperate from his injury.
Romelu Lukaku and full-back Reece James will likely return to the starting XI. Injuries to Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell should rule them out of the match against Southampton.
Southampton vs. Chelsea Pre-Game Facts
Southampton has lost all three of their prior league meetings with Chelsea. The Saints have also not won at home in the league in the last two games. Three of Southampton’s past six Premier League domestic games have ended in a scoreless draw.
In the last eight games, Chelsea hasn’t lost to Southampton away from home in the league. They’ve had an incredible away record versus them. The Blues have not been defeated in their past four league games on the road.
Southampton vs. Chelsea Predictions
We would bet on Thomas Tuchel’s side, aiming for a top-four finish. However, Southampton has nothing but setbacks in their final round of fixtures. Chelsea has an improved ability to convert tremendous possession into opportunities. On Saturday, the Blues should be considered a strong favorite to defeat the Saints. Our prediction here is for Chelsea to win 1 – 3 full-time.
The Chelsea team’s defense must be vulnerable for Southampton to break through. However, a single goal might not be enough for them to get the outcome they desire. We are tipping over 2.5 goals and both teams to score for this match of Southampton against Chelsea that will be held at St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.
Southampton vs. Chelsea Best Odds
If you look at the odds for the match’s 90-minute result, you can back the Saints at 4.55, 3.88 for a draw, and 1.85 for Chelsea to win. These are the best odds that the betting markets offer right now.