Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
Chelsea enjoy home advantage, when visitors Southampton swing by on Saturday for a Premier League clash.
The hosts are currently 10th in the Premier League standings with 31 points after 22 rounds. Southampton are trailing behind them by 15 points, which makes them 20th in the rankings ahead of their next game.
Form: Chelsea vs Southampton
In the previous three games, Chelsea drew 0-0 with Fulham, lost 1-1 against West Ham, and 1-0 against B. Dortmund. The Blues claimed a modest two wins in their past six home matches in the Premier League. They also drew two and lost two, scored four goals, and conceded three.
Southampton lost their previous three matches by 2-1 against Newcastle, 3-0 against Brentford, and 1-2 against Wolverhampton. In their last six away matches in the Premier League, the Saints won twice, while also recording zero draws. They endured four defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying ten goals conceded and five scored.
Betting stats and facts for Chelsea and Southampton
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the most recent games that Chelsea and Southampton played across all competitions.
- In 27 of the last 29 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In the last 13 Chelsea home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 11 of the last 13 Chelsea matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 5 of the last 6 Chelsea home matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
- In the last 6 Chelsea home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In the last 11 Southampton matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Southampton have conceded in 24 of the last 26 matches
- In the last 6 Southampton away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 11 of the last 13 Southampton away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Southampton have lost 5 of the last 6 matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
In-form players: Chelsea vs Southampton
Having scored just once lately in the Premier League, Kai Havertz will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Southampton hope James Ward-Prowse can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of three Premier League goals in his last six Premier League games.
Popular betting markets: Chelsea vs Southampton
Chelsea won five of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, drawing two and losing three as well. Southampton won three from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew zero and lost seven in this run. Somehow Southampton failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous 11 matches.
Both teams to score
Chelsea scored the first goal of the match in four of their previous ten games. Interestingly, Southampton scored the opening goal of the match in just three of their last ten games. Chelsea have scored in 5 consecutive league meetings with Southampton.
Chelsea saw over 2.5 goals in two of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 0.6 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Southampton, who managed to score one time in those matches. Southampton conceded a goal in their last 11 matches.
Recommended tip: Chelsea vs Southampton
Here we present a free betting tip for this Premier League match. The prediction is formed as a conclusion based on the abovementioned stats and facts for Chelsea and Southampton.