Southampton vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 20 February 2021
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.
The Blues are on a quest to make amends for their time under Frank Lampard, which saw them drop valuable points. Since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, the team has gelled more together, and some of the alleged flop signings have started to perform.
Currently, they are placed fourth in the table, and have set sights on qualification to the Champions League.
However, the likes of West Ham and defending champions Liverpool are giving them tough chase for the spot.
It’s important that the Blues keep on to this impressive streak. And by the looks of things, they just might do so – at least this weekend. The reason being, they are pitted against one of the worst teams in the league at the moment.
The Saints are on a long losing run, and are conceding goals in plenty. On top of that, Tuchel’s men also have a great h2h record against this foe over the years.
Likely, expect Chelsea to post the three points on the board.
Southampton vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Blues had recorded eight of the past nine overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in eight of the preceding eleven fixtures.
- At this venue, the guests are on a five-match winning run.
- The visitors had scored a total of 27 goals from the former ten clashes.
- The latest encounter at this stadium had ended in a 1-4 win for the guests.
Southampton vs Chelsea Prediction
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men lost 1-2 at home the last match-day, against Wolves. In the meantime, Tuchel’s men won 2-0 at home the past game week, against Newcastle.
Going on, the Saints had lost five of the preceding six overall fixtures, and they had let in a total of 18 goals in the process.
On the other hand, their opposite number are on a five-fixture winning run, and they have conceded a total of one goal from their former six games.
Moreover, the Blues also have a phenomenal h2h record against this rival over the years, and especially so at this venue.
Considering these observations, expect Chelsea to emerge victorious this Saturday at the St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
Chelsea to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Chelsea @ 1.80 (4/5).