Chelsea vs Southampton Betting Preview | 17 Oct 2020

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With the Premier League making a return from the international break this weekend, Chelsea will be hoping to make it back-to-back victories when they welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

Last seen putting on what turned out to be a second-half romp in West London earlier in the month, the former champions picked up a 4-0 win against Crystal Palace and are a side seeking some top-flight stability.

On the flip side, despite a worrying start to the 2020/2021 campaign, Southampton have bounced back in impressive fashion and entered the October break landing what was a deserved 2-0 win against West Brom on the South Coast.

While the Saints might make the trip to the capital as a real underdog with the bookmakers, Saturday’s guests should be boosted by their most recent meeting against Chelsea.

Traveling to Stamford Bridge last year, Southampton secured a shock 2-0 win and you might be interested to know that a similar away victory this weekend can be found priced as high as 11/2 with William Hill.

Betting Tip: Both teams to score – 7/10 @ 888sport
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Chelsea’s clinical display

Making a far from convincing start to the 2020/2021 campaign and their 3-3 draw against top-flight returners West Brom highlighting some underlying issues, Chelsea certainly picked up a much-needed boost heading into the international break.

While they might have seen London rivals Tottenham knock them out of the EFL Cup, Frank Lampard’s side managed to land a 4-0 romp against Crystal Palace on home soil and they will be desperate to build off of that result.

While the former England midfielder might have been vocal about his side’s issues at the back, it should be noted that Saturday’s hosts do hold what is an eye-catching defensive record at Stamford Bridge.

Coming away unscathed as they hit Palace for four last time out, the Blues have landed back-to-back home clean sheets across all formats and they have landed five clean sheets in their last six home appearances.

You might be interested to know that Lampard’s side can be found priced at 6/4 with Paddy Power to come away with yet another West London clean sheet on Saturday.

However, after picking up a pair of injuries while away on international duties, summer arrivals Edouard Mendy and Ben Chilwell look set to miss out this weekend.

Betting Tip: Both teams to score – 7/10 @ 888sport
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Southampton’s away-day success

Although Southampton might have opened up the New Year with back-to-back defeats against Crystal Palace and Tottenham, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men have bounced back in impressive fashion.

Last seen before the break picking up a 2-0 win against West Brom, the former RB Leipzig boss has been vocal about his side’s continued success while away from St. Mary’s.

Including collecting three points against Burnley on the road when finishing September, Southampton have lost just one of their last seven Premier League matchups away from the South Coast, a run that saw them snatch points off of both Manchester United and Everton.

With their red-hot attacking talisman Danny Ings also finding the net while away on international duties with England, Southampton might be traveling to West London confident of causing what would be another huge upset in the capital.

Unbeaten in back-to-back trips to Stamford Bridge, you might be interested to know that Southampton are priced at 1/2 with QuinnBet to breach Chelsea’s defence on Saturday afternoon.


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