In the forecast for the Chelsea – Southampton match on October 17, we evaluated the start of the season for these teams and prepared a bet for the upcoming meeting.
Chelsea have had mixed results so far , with Frank Lampard’s men playing their best game of the season just before the international break. “Pensioners” defeated “Crystal Palace” (4: 0). It was Chelsea’s second win in four starting rounds. The Blues managed to beat Brighton (3: 1), but Lampard’s side lost to Liverpool (0: 2) and drew with West Brom (3: 3).
In the League Cup, Chelsea first destroyed Barnsley (6-0), but then were knocked out on penalties by Tottenham.
Frank Lampard’s generally unplayed mix of youth and newcomers is unstable. However, roughly the same kind of football from Chelsea at the start of the season was to be expected.
Probably, the fans of the “pensioners” should be pleased with the club’s home form. Chelsea have won seven of their last eight Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, behind only Liverpool. Moreover, in the previous five home league matches, the Blues conceded only from the Reds.
Chelsea has one footballer in the infirmary: Billy Gilmore is recovering from a knee injury. Other teams included Ruben Loftus-Chick, Malange Sarr and Marco van Ginkel. The participation of the club’s newcomers is questionable: the newly minted Chelsea goalkeeper Edward Mendy and Ben Chilwell.
In “Southampton” get ugly start, but in the last two matches of the “holy” somewhat improved the situation. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s team beat Burnley (1: 0) and West Bromwich (2: 0). Although before that she lost to Tottenham (2: 5), Crystal Palace (0: 1) and was eliminated from the League Cup by Brentford (0: 2).
These two victories allowed the team to rise to the middle of the standings. “Soton” takes 11th place before the fifth round.
Southampton was one of the best away teams last season. More “saints” on the road earned only Liverpool and Manchester City. From the first five meetings, it is difficult to say whether this trend has continued. Soton beat Burnley away (1: 0), but lost to Crystal Palace (0: 1).
Hasenhüttl’s squad is in good shape. Only Mohammed Salisu and Stuart Armstrong are in the infirmary.
Chelsea have won seven of their last eight Premier League games at Stamford.
Chelsea have not missed four of their five previous home games in the Premier League.
In five of the six matches of the “pensioners” this season, the bet “total over 2.5” played.
Southampton have lost just one of their previous seven away Premier League games.
The “total under 2.5” bet has played in four of the five saints’ fights in the current season.
Chelsea have beaten Southampton in eight of ten face-to-face meetings. The Saints won their only victory just last season. Southampton won at Stamford (2-0), and in the first round at St. Mary’s, the “retirees” defeated Soton (4-1).
12/26/19 Chelsea Southampton 0: 2
06.10.19 Southampton Chelsea fourteen
01/02/19 Chelsea Southampton 0: 0
07.10.18 Southampton Chelsea 0: 3
04/22/18 Chelsea Southampton 20
Bookmakers consider Chelsea to be the clear favorite of the meeting, setting the odds of 1.50 on the blue. Given the unpredictability of Southampton and the instability of the retirees, this could be argued if it were not for the confident performance of Lampard’s team at Stamford. At home , Chelsea have been doing great lately. Also, the match is likely to be productive. Fights with Chelsea this season are rich in goals, and Southampton’s meetings with top clubs are also productive.
Our prediction – Chelsea will not lose + both will score for 2.00 in BC Winline