Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Two sides in desperate need of a return to winning ways meet as Chelsea welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Successive 1-0 defeats to Manchester City and Juventus have left Chelsea on the back foot. The Blues’ imperious start to the season is no more. From being title favorites only a week ago, their ability to challenge for the Premier League has come under question. Therefore, they must respond on Saturday before the international break begins.
Southampton, on the other hand, sit nine points behind their third-placed opponents in the Premier League. It’s been far from a smooth start to the season. The Saints are winless after six games, having settled for four draws and two defeats. They’re a point above the relegation zone in 16th, but did hold Manchester City to a 0-0 stalemate at the Etihad two weeks ago.
Let’s have a look at the form of both sides and the stats from their previous encounters to come up with a reasonable betting prediction.
Stats and facts for Chelsea and Southampton.
- Chelsea scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Chelsea’s last 3 of 5 matches;
- Chelsea have not conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
- Southampton did not win the last 8 matches in a row;
- Southampton did not win the last 8 matches in a row when playing away;
- Southampton conceded in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Southampton’s last 4 of 6 matches.
Form Chelsea vs Southampton
Blues need a response
A small dip in form has seen Chelsea lose valuable ground in the Premier League and Champions League. In their previous 3 matches, Thomas Tuchel’s side experienced a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa and went on to a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City. Their latest match served up a 1-0 defeat against Juventus in the Champions League.
Draw specialists Saints plot an upset
Southampton have become draw specialists this season, having collected 4 stalemates in the Premier League. In their last 3 matches, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side claimed a point in a 0-0 draw at Manchester City before knocking Sheffield United out of the EFL Cup on penalties after finishing 2-2. They lost their last match 1-0 to Wolves.
Chelsea v Southampton – Fixture history
Neither club managed a breakthrough in their last Premier League encounter. They ended up settling for a point in a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s.
Chelsea are able to put a winning total of 60% on display for their last 10 encounters against Southampton in the Premier League. The resulting total reads 6-3-1, with the latter winning 10%. In the last 10 matches between these two sides, over 2.5 goals was a winning bet 5 times. Both teams to score paid out with the bookies 5 times in those 10 matches.
Standings in Premier League
When looking at the table of players with the most goals for each of the teams in the last 6 matches, we can see some interesting names including Romelu Lukaku standing out for Chelsea and Mohamed Elyounoussi starring for the visitors. It is expected that the mentioned scorers could strike again for their teams in the upcoming match this coming Saturday.