Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Chelsea to Win
Chelsea will try to get their Premier League campaign back on track as they are scheduled to host Southampton on 2nd October.
Thomas Tuchel’s men were completely outclassed by Manchester City as a Gabriel Jesus goal was enough for the away side to subdue the London giants.
Southampton’s on field struggle continued as they lost to Wolves with Raul Jimenez scoring the only goal of the match which later proved to be the winner.
Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Preview
Despite their loss against Manchester City Chelsea are still one of the contenders to lift the Premier League this time. The Blues are determined to prove their point in the League and it’s time for Tuchel to bring his A-game.
Chelsea’s defence has been very lively so far as the defensive shape has maintained its stability despite being pressured throughout this season.
Again Liverpool Antonio Rudiger and company showed brilliant resilience as they managed to salvage a point with 10 men. In the last match too, Edouard Mendy made some smart moves to deny City any further chances.
Southampton too is, a tough nut to crack. But their real problem lies in scoring goals not saving them. Both Che Adams and Adam Armstrong are yet to build a strong partnership and Ralph Hasenhuttl might have to take an alternate way to solve his team’s goal scoring drought.
The Saints haven’t found the net in 270 minutes and their chances of finding the back of the net against a disciplined Chelsea defence is looking very slim unless Hasenhuttl makes any tactical tweak to overcome the problem.
A win for Chelsea could lift them to the top of the table given how Manchester City and Liverpool perform. On the other side, Southampton is still searching for their first Premier League win and another defeat could plunge them into serious trouble.
The Saints supporters are losing their confidence with each passing match and even booed the manager following their toothless display against Wolves.
Hasenhuttl admitted supporters’ frustration cannot be ignored. “We are all disappointed. At the moment we are struggling to find a way to score. This is frustrating, to be honest.
“The chances were there today but we just do not get a big chance against a team who defends this deep. We had the best of the play but did not score – and then they scored from a very naive situation.”
Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
Chelsea will be hosting Southampton on Saturday. This season of 6 matches, Chelsea have won 4 matches while they lost 1 and settled for a draw in one match. Southampton on the other hand, are yet to win a match this season. They have 4 draws and 2 defeats this season.
Considering the current form of both the teams as well as taking into account the home advantage, Chelsea is predicted to win against Southampton. The latest Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction and Odds also favors Chelsea over Southampton in Saturday night’s match.
Chelsea vs Southampton Match Odds
Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Edouard Mendy will be in the Chelsea goal.
The three man defense lineup will be Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva.
Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta will be the attacking wing backs.
Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho will man the two man midfield.
Mason Mount is likely to get fit for this penultimate clash and could partner with Kai Havertz in an advanced role.
Romelu Lukaku will lead from the front.
Alex McCarthy will be a busy man against Chelsea.
Hasenhuttl will stick with his preferred backline of Mohammed Salisu and Jan Bednarek.
Kyle Walker-Peters will be on the left side.
Valentino Livramento will face his former club for the first time.
The double pivot of Oriol Romeu and James Word-Prowse will have to be very watchful.
Nathan Redmond Mohamed Elyounoussi will be the two wingers.
Che Adams and Adam Armstrong will have the onus to beat the Blues defense.
As one can see betting odds are predicting a massive Chelsea win over Southampton.
Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Why Chelsea Can Win
- Southampton are win less in the last six matches
- The Saints are yet to find the net in their last three matches
- Chelsea defence has been very strict this season
- Romelu Lukaku has been in good form
Chelsea vs Southampton H2H
Chelsea have maintained a huge overall lead over Southampton in overall head-to-head matches. As of now Chelsea and Southampton have played so far 32 matches.
Chelsea has won 18 direct matches against Southampton. Southampton on the other hand have won 5 matches against Chelsea so far. 9 matches between the two teams ended in a draw. On average in direct matches, both teams scored 3.06 goals per Match.
In the last five clashes between Chelsea and Southampton, Chelsea has one win while Southampton has one win. 3 matches between them ended in a draw.
Last time the two teams met was back in February 2021. The match ended in a 1-1 goal draw.
2021 20 February
1 – 1
2020 17 October
3 – 3
2019 26 December
0 – 2
2019 6 October
1 – 4
2019 2 January
0 – 0
Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction and Odds: Recent From
Chelsea did have some positives from their loss to Manchester City. Ruben Loftus-Cheek was introduced in the 76th minute and the midfielder was quick to react with some very promising display. He tried to have a composed presence on the pitch and made some good darting runs which didn’t yield anything. After spending some nightmare days with his injury setbacks the English international has definitely caught the eyes of Thomas Tuchel who has a difficult task to make.
The likes of Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz are yet to make an impact and Tuchel might have some plans to get the best out of him. They need to win against the Saints in a bid to keep up the pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City.
Southampton’s lack of goal-scoring threat from set piece movements needs to be addressed. They are still coming to terms following the departure of Danny Ings and Jannik Vestergaard who were their bedrock of success as they avoided relegation last season.
Against Wolves, they were the better teams for most of the match. They dictated possessions, registered shots on goal, looked more threatening but their lack of finishing in front of the goal defined the outcome.
Southampton’s decision to bring in Adam Armstrong from Blackburn Rovers received a mixed reaction but the striker is yet to adapt to the pace and trickery of the Premier League. it remains to be seen how much time he needs to get the ball rolling at the St Mary’s Stadium this time.