Southampton showed a fighting spirit against Arsenal last weekend, but that was not enough to improve their position in the league table.
Can they show further improvement and get something against Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday?
The Saints are in desperate need of points and it might prove to be a perfect time for them to play the Blues. The visitors have won only one of their last five league games, and their hopes of a top-four finish are almost over.
Meanwhile, the Saints are currently on a three-game losing run and without a win in their last six games. They find themselves in the 18th spot and three points adrift of the safety. Mark Hughes has successfully guided his new side to the FA Cup semi-finals, but he is yet to see them claim a league win.
Past few weeks have been terrible for Antonio Conte at Chelsea, and it appears last season’s champions will have to do without Champions League football next season. Any more slipups could also see them slip into the sixth spot in the table.
Chelsea have also been below-average on their travels in recent weeks, and we can see them struggling against the Saints.
Earlier this season, Chelsea claimed a 1-0 win over their opponents at Stamford Bridge.
Southampton vs Chelsea – Match Facts
Chelsea have won their last four meetings with Southampton in Premier League.
Chelsea have won only two of their last nine games on the road in Premier League. They come into this game after three consecutive away defeats.
The Saints are without a win in their last eight home fixture in Premier League. 5D 3L
Southampton vs Chelsea – Team News
Chelsea are favourites to win in the betting market, and they are available at 20/23 odds at BetVictor. However, we are going for a draw as our prediction at the best odds of 11/4 at Unibet.
A home win can get you 18/5 odds at BetVictor.
Southampton vs Chelsea – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most likely scoreline in the game according to the odds in the betting market. We are also backing the same outcome as our prediction at the best odds of 6/1 at Bet365.
Southampton vs Chelsea – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Eden Hazard is the favourite to score in the game at his best odds of 8/5 at Paddypower. We have decided to back Olivier Giroud as our prediction at his best odds of 13/8 at Bet365.
For the hosts, Charlie Austin is a good option at 14/5 odds at Unibet.
Southampton vs Chelsea – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We are predicting a low-scoring game and backing under 2.5 goals as our prediction in this game. This bet is available at the best odds of 21/20 at BetVictor.