Southampton and Chelsea will meet in the 25th round of the Premier League. Southampton is in bad shape, the team needs a cold shower for better results, as the goal is to remain in the safe mid-table position. Chelsea is playing in great shape, new coach Thomas Tuchel has found a recipe for victories, and the attackers are showing strength.
February 20th, 2021 – 21:00
Southampton vs Chelsea Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Southampton vs Chelsea Predictions
The Saints have just four wins to show in their last 14 matches; they’ve lost five of the last six, most recently, against Wolverhampton Wanderers. They had a great comeback to draw 3-3 with Chelsea in the first leg. However, they don’t seem like they can pull that again, having conceded 15 goals and scored just five in the last five matches. Southampton led in the first half of their previous game, against Wolves but it all crumbled in the second to see them lose 2-1 at home. That was their third straight loss at home. In the Premier League, Southampton has six consecutive losses and has conceded two or more goals in five. It will be harder for them with injuries piling. James Ward-Prowse has excellent control of the ball, and he can play in several positions. Takumi Minamino is a guy who makes a lot of trouble for the opponent on the left flank. He has speed and an excellent one-on-one game. Che Adams enjoys the pitch, when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems, he is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy.
Chelsea head to St. Mary’s with a seven-match undefeated run and having won six of the seven games. In the last ten matches, they’ve suffered just one loss, and under new manager Thomas Tuchel, they seem to have settled well. They beat Newcastle United 2-0 last time out and will be glad to have Timo Werner back on the score sheet, ending a 14-game drought in the league. However, they will be without Thiago Silva and Tammy Abraham, who are injured, while Kai Havertz remains doubtful. In the last six matches, the Blues have registered five clean sheets. They’re unbeaten in the previous five league matches, with four straight wins, and away from home, they’ve won the last two back to back. Christian Pulisic plays fantastic and creates a lot of problems for the opponent’s defense. Many teams are ready to give a fortune for the arrival of this guy. Timo Werner is a tremendous player, and in the one-on-one game, he is unstoppable. A great reinforcement, he was a favorite of RB Leipzig fans.
Chelsea is the favorite in this match, and the continuation of the winning streak is expected.
We can expect a big fight between these two teams, and both of them should be able to score. We don’t believe either side will keep the clean sheet.