Premier League – Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction and Betting Tips. In the Round 34 in Premier League Chelsea host Southampton at Stamford Bridge. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Chelsea vs Southampton.
Chelsea stand at the top of the table in Premier League and they are still the main candidate for the title, but they have only 4 points more than Spurs, so they have to beat Southampton. Home side will be under pressure until the end of the season, so victory in every match is priority. This could be very tough game because both teams have very good defences, but Chelsea is in a better form, especially at home, so I expect their domination from the beginning. After defeat in the previous round against Manchester United, Antonio Conte‘s men have improved their performance and eliminated Tottenham in the Semi-finals of the FA Cup. Some players are little bit tired, but they will be fully motivated to win this game and make big step forward to win the title. Good news are that they have almost full squad available, except Cahill who is ill, so it will be interesting to see are the home team capable to take three points.
Southampton stand at the middle of the table and they don’t have a chance to reach the place which leads in Europa League, while on the other side they are far from the relegation zone. It doesn’t mean that they are not interested to make good result against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. In the first part of the season Chelsea beat them, so they will try to avoid the second defeat from the same team this season. Visitors lost only once in their last 4 away games against home side in Premier League, so they will try to do their best in order to stay unbeaten. Big blow for away team is that their important defender van Dijk is still injured. That could be a good chance for some other defensive players to show their manager that they deserve to be in the first eleven.
Home side miss their defender Cahill, so probably Ake or Zouma will replace him. On the other side, visitors will be whitou van Dijk, McCarthy and Austin are all injured.
Chelsea vs Southampton Predicted Lineups
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Ake; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Hazard; Costa.
Southampton: Forster, Cedric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Davis, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Gabbiadini.
Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction
Home side have no choice and have to win this game in order to keep the difference. Visitors don’t need points, but they will try to stay unbeaten. I expect very tough match between Chelsea vs Southampton and don’t expect that both team will score.
Chelsea vs Southampton Betting Tip: BTS/No @ 1.75 (Bet365)