Betting tips for Southampton vs Chelsea 07.10.2018
Southampton and Chelsea come face-to-face this Sunday at St. Mary's Stadium in a match for the Premier League matchday 8. Southampton seem to show no signs of improvement and things have gotten more and more complicated, coming here in the hangover of two straight losses. On the other side comes a Chelsea in a big way, and was the first team to lock Liverpool's 100% record in the Premier League, tying a ball at Anfield.
Southampton occupy the 16th place with 5 points, fruit of 1 victory, 2 draws and 4 losses, with partial of 6 goals scored and 11 conceded goals. Southampton are again without a win in the championship for three consecutive games, a record that also featured in the first three stages of the competition, having only won the Crystal Palace on Matchday 4. After a heavy defeat at home to Liverpool (3-0), the Saints were to lose, again out of doors, against Wolverhampton (2-0), thus increasing the club's poor performance, which seems to be repeating the terrible campaign that realized last season, where narrowly escaped the descent of division.
At home the team has three games played for the championship, drew two and lost the rest, scoring 3 goals scored and 4 goals conceded. At home is where the team suffer fewer goals, but also has not faced here any set of the caliber of Chelsea. In addition to having a bad habit of committing foul play in dangerous areas of the field, the Saints have shown it difficult to defend attacks in the aisles, and here they will encounter very talented players who can make a difference at any time.
Chelsea, in turn, ranks 3rd with 17 points, 5 wins and 2 draws, with 15 goals scored and 5 conceded goals. Chelsea have made a major league start under the command of Maurizio Sarri, won the first five consecutive games and drew the last two at West Ham (0-0) and Liverpool (1- 1). The tie against the Reds was a game where the Blues were one step closer to sealing the 3 points, but conceded the goal of the draw already falling. However, they were the first team to be able to lock Liverpool in the English championship, being now 2 points from the first and second place, occupied by Manchester City and that same Liverpool and, considering that these two are facing this day, the London team sees here a perfect opportunity to, in case of a tie, jump to the lead of the race, needing the 3 points here at stake for this.
Of the three trips made this season in the Premier League, the Blues won two and drew the rest, scoring 5 goals scored and 1 goal conceded. The team has shown a good defensive organization, is the 3rd less beat in the race, and a great offensive moment, being the 2nd with more goals scored. The Blues have been especially dangerous in attacking the flanks and creating danger through individual bids, relying on very talented elements such as Hazard, playing key to Chelsea so far, and the top Premier League scorer with 6 tries indicated. Marco van Ginkel is adjudged to be in an offside position.
Southampton vs Chelsea Prediction: X/2 5.00
Southampton vs Chelsea Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Southampton vs Chelsea Score Recommendations: 1-2 10.00