Kick-off: 1415, 07/10/2018
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Southampton vs Chelsea
Southampton are 14 points below Chelsea in the Premier League table but these teams are much more closely matched on our Trueform ratings.
The feeling is that Saints have been playing better than their bare results suggest and that was backed up by an EFL Cup penalty shoot-out win at Everton on Tuesday.
We’re happy to take 13/10 for the hosts to avoid defeat as our initial Southampton vs Chelsea prediction.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Mark Hughes believes Southampton can take plenty of positives from their performance at Goodison Park, where they drew 1-1 in normal time and then advanced via spot-kicks.
He said: “We restricted a good Everton team to very few chances and kept the crowd quiet, which is always important when you come here.”
That was a welcome tonic after Saints bossed much of the second half of last weekend’s Premier League clash at Wolves, only to end up losing 2-0 following a couple of late slips.
Danny Ings continued his impressive run of form on Merseyside in midweek, with the on-loan striker having now netted in four of his last six games.
“He is making a huge impact,” beamed Hughes. “He has that knack goalscorers have of being in the right place at the right time.”
Last Southampton EPL line-up: McCarthy, Soares, Vestergaard, Hoedt, Bertrand, Elyounoussi, Lemina, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Ings, Austin.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea ended Liverpool’s perfect start to the Premier League season when drawing 1-1 with the Reds at Stamford Bridge.
Eden Hazard’s sixth goal of the campaign had looked like giving the Blues all three points before Daniel Sturridge’s late wonder strike pulled the visitors level.
David Luiz believes Maurizio Sarri has brought a feelgood factor back to the club, stating: “He is giving us a lot of happiness to play football.
“He gives us a lot of confidence. He shows us what he wants. He gives us the details about the game. He works hard in every situation. And also as a human he’s a fantastic person.
“Every single day he says to us ‘you have the best job in the world, so you have to enjoy’. You have to try to do this with a big smile. Many people in the world don’t have this privilege.”
The Blues were also held to a draw in their last Premier League away match at West Ham, though, so 29/10 for a stalemate at St Mary’s Stadium is worth adding to our Southampton vs Chelsea betting tips.
Last Chelsea EPL line-up: Kepa, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Hazard, Giroud, Willian.
Everton 1-1 SOUTHAMPTON (3-4 on pens) – Danny Ings
CHELSEA 1-1 Liverpool – Eden Hazard
Head-to-head: Chelsea 2-0 Southampton, Southampton 2-3 Chelsea, Chelsea 1-0 Southampton, Chelsea 4-2 Southampton, Southampton 0-2 Chelsea
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