Chelsea vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge.
After their tough loss against Liverpool, and the surprising draw against West Brom, the Blues had officially activated their panic mode. And that seemed to work.
Pitted against Crystal Palace the last match-day, at home, the team delivered one of their best performances of the season – and gained their confidence back.
Now, they need to keep the momentum going, and should go after the top-three spots, which was the original plan.
They do have the firepower in their roster to fulfill this objective, and they do have an inspirational manager in club legend Frank Lampard.
Moreover, they are at home, and are taking on the Saints – who, despite their great games every once in a while, are no match for the 2016-17 champions.
On top of that, Lampard’s men also do have a great h2h record against this opponent over the years, and particularly so at home.
Likely, expect Chelsea to keep their winning run alive this weekend.
Chelsea vs Southampton: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Blues had recorded 24 of the preceding 30 overall match-ups.
- They had scored two or more goals in seven of their former ten encounters.
- At this stadium, the hosts had recorded 11 of the preceding 14 wins.
- They had also kept clean sheets in three of the preceding four games at this ground.
Chelsea vs Southampton: Prediction
Lampard’s men recorded a 4-0 win at home the last match-day, against Crystal Palace. In the meanwhile, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men registered a 2-0 victory at home the past game week, against West Brom.
Going on, the Blues had finished fourth in the table the past season, thus qualifying for the Champions League – and have been one of the best teams in the whole of England for the last two decades.
On the other hand, the Saints could not even crack the top-10 spots in 2019-20. They have also been going through a struggling stretch at the moment – with the squad finding it hard to show consistency.
In fact, they were winless in six of their former ten overall matches, and they had also remained so in six of their preceding ten away trips.
Furthermore, they have also predominantly struggled against this opponent in h2h meetings over the years. To quote a stat, the Blues had registered 24 of the last 30 overall h2h wins, and they had also posted 11 of the preceding 14 such wins at this stadium.
Taking these observations into account, expect a Chelsea win this Saturday.
Chelsea vs Southampton: Betting Tips
To Win: Chelsea @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Chelsea @ 1.44 (4/9).