Southampton (@3.7) vs Chelsea (@1.95)

Our Prediction:

Chelsea will win

Southampton – Chelsea Match Prediction | 06-10-2019 09:00

Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners Cups and the UEFA Europa League.

The Saints sit in the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Chelsea, meaning that this has to go down as a must-win game for the hosts. Mary's Stadium will host Saturday's football game between Southampton and Chelsea. St. Southampton produced a fine display in the 3-2 loss to Arsenal at the weekend, but the lack of confidence is undisputedly the team's key problem at the moment. Mary's Stadium showdown. The Saints are on a three-game losing run in the Premier League, with the team conceding exactly three goals in each of those encounters. The Blues, on the other hand, dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with West Ham United, meaning that they are eager to pick up all three points from Saturday's clash as well. A lively contest is on the cards and we predict that both teams are going to score in the St.

Were backing him to get on the score-sheet again here for our anytime goalscorer predictions. Chelseas star player is, without a doubt, the Belgian maestro Eden Hazard. He has started just five Premier League games this season, coming off the bench in the other two, but has already amassed six goals in the competition. This includes a stunning hat-trick against Cardiff a few weeks ago, and he has netted in four of their last five games in the league.

There was a time when the Premier League big boys would rather go to the dentist than head to St. With Hazard in top form and their high press, the Blues should cruise toward three points on the south coast. Mary's but things have changed of late. Expert Verdict: As much as Southampton would like to be back where they were several years ago, this team just isn't ready for it. The Saints have struggled with the loss of so many key men, and though Danny Ings has been great for them so far, the arrival of Chelsea is just about sure to knock them down a notch.

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More recently, however, it has been all Chelsea winning the last seven in a row, including a 3-0 win at St Marys in October. Eden Hazard, Ross Barkley and Alvaro Morata all scored in that Chelsea triumph. Chelsea have won 45 of their previous matches against Southampton, compared to 30 Saints wins and 28 draws.

His most successful managerial post saw him take RB Leipzig from a newly promoted side to Bundesliga title contenders, and in his 83 matches in charge his side scored 150 goals and conceded 116. Thats an average of 3.2 goals per game, so its no surprise that 4 of Southamptons 5 games under him have seen more than 2 goals scored. This isnt really surprising given the type of manager Hassenhuttl is.

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They are unbeaten in their last seven league games but come up against the best defence in the competition this weekend in a Southampton side which still harbours aspirations of a top-four finish. The Blues comfortably sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand, but will be shaken by their European exit on Wednesday night.

They do find themselves 11 points off the Premier League leaders pace now though, but the 5 point gap between them and 5th place Arsenal does give them a bit of breathing space. They first beat Watford thanks to an Eden Hazard brace, and they followed that with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, after a rare NGolo Kante goal sealed the 3 points.

Chelsea Predicted Starting Line up

The first name of the team sheet can be none other than Danny Ings for the Saints. He's scored half of their goals in official competitions so far, and there was a noticeable lack of cutting edge when he could not play against Liverpool. He scored the opener against Everton and a penalty in midweek, and he's look like one of the signings of the summer so far. At the back, young Danish center back Jannik Vestegaard if another to keep a close watch on. He's the heir to Virgil van Dijk's throne, if you will, and he will be put to the test by a rampant Chelsea here.