Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction: Odds & Betting Tips 18/02/2023

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England Premier League - Stamford Bridge

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Chelsea vs Southampton: Top Two Tips

Premier League predictions for Chelsea against Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea are languishing in 10th position and have really been struggling for wins over the last month or two so manager Graham Potter really needs to win this weekend when his team play host to bottom-of-the-table Southampton.

Under 2.5 Goals

Our first Chelsea vs Southampton prediction is in the total goals market. We're predicting a low-scoring 90-minutes between two struggling sides this weekend. Under 2.5 goals have been scored in five of Chelsea's last six outings in league and cup with the Londoners failing to score in three of those games but keeping clean sheets in three of them as well. Southampton have failed to score in three of their last six fixtures in all competitions and could struggle to score against this tough Chelsea defence.

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Both Teams to Score – No

For our second Chelsea vs Southampton prediction we're looking into the both teams to score market. We're not expecting both teams to score in this game based on their recent performances in league and cup. Both teams have scored in just two of Chelsea's last six outings and two of those six matches have ended goalless, while just three of Southampton's last six outings have seen both teams score.

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Chelsea vs Southampton Odds

Head to Head

30/08/22

England Premier League EPL

Southampton

Southampton

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

1

09/04/22

England Premier League EPL

Southampton

Southampton

Chelsea

Chelsea

0

6

26/10/21

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Chelsea

Chelsea

Southampton

Southampton

1

1

02/10/21

England Premier League EPL

Chelsea

Chelsea

Southampton

Southampton

3

1

20/02/21

England Premier League EPL

Southampton

Southampton

Chelsea

Chelsea

1

1

Last Five - Chelsea

25/02/24

Others Others

Liverpool

Liverpool

Chelsea

Chelsea

0

0

D

25/02/24

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Liverpool

Liverpool

Chelsea

Chelsea

1

0

L

20/02/24

Others Others

Liverpool

Liverpool

Chelsea

Chelsea

0

0

D

19/02/24

Others Others

Man City

Man City

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

0

L

17/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Man City

Man City

Chelsea

Chelsea

1

1

D

Last Five - Southampton

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Southampton

Southampton

2

1

L

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Southampton

Southampton

2

1

L

16/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Southampton

Southampton

0

2

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Southampton

Southampton

3

1

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Southampton

Southampton

3

5

W

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Chelsea vs Southampton.

Chelsea: 2/5 (1.40) – 71.4%

Draw: 19/5 (4.80) – 20.8%

Southampton: 9/1 (10.00) – 10%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

Chelsea head into Saturday's 15:00 GMT kick-off as the big favourite to win against the bottom side Southampton. If you want to back a First Goalscorer in this game then Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is priced at 9/2 (5.50) – 18.2%, while Kai Havertz and Joao Felix both have odds of 5/1 (6.00) – 16.7%.

Chelsea vs Southampton Lineups

Chelsea

Chelsea made the short trip to West Ham looking to get back to winning ways. However, despite taking the lead through Felix in the 16th-minute, the game ended in a 1-1 draw following an equaliser from former Chelsea player Emerson. Broja, Pulisic, Kante, Sterling and Mendy could all miss out this weekend due to injury, though, Sterling may face a late fitness test.

Predicted Lineup: Kepa (GK), Silva, Cucurella, James, Badiashile, Loftus-Cheek, Havertz, Mudryk, Fernández, Félix & Madueke

Southampton

Southampton took the lead at home to Wolves via an Alcaraz strike in the 24th-minute and moments later they had a one-man advantage as Lemina was sent-off. However, despite leading at the break, Southampton ended up losing this game 2-1 and it proved to be the end of the line for manager Jones. Larios, Walker-Peters, McCarthy and Livramento are all doubts for the trip to the capital through injury.

Predicted Lineup: Bazunu (GK), Bednarek, Perraud, Bree, Salisu, Ward-Prowse, Maitland-Niles, Alcaraz, Sulemana, Lavia & Onuachu

Starting Lineups

Chelsea

Chelsea
4-2-3-1
1
Kepa Arrizabalaga
es
21
Ben Chilwell
gb
4
Benoit Badiashile
fr
26
Kalidou Koulibaly
sn
28
Cesar Azpilicueta
es
8
Mateo Kovacic
hr
5
Enzo Fernandez
ar
31
Noni Madueke
gb
11
Joao Felix
pt
19
Mason Mount
gb
27
David Datro Fofana
ci
Substitutes
14
Trevoh Chalobah
gb
29
Kai Havertz
de
23
Conor Gallagher
gb
15
Mykhailo Mudryk
ua
33
Wesley Fofana
fr
67
Lewis Hall
gb
20
Denis Zakaria
ch
17
Raheem Sterling
gb
13
Marcus Bettinelli
gb

Southampton

Southampton
5-3-2
31
Gavin Bazunu
ie
17
Stuart Armstrong
gb
3
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
gb
35
Jan Bednarek
pl
37
Armel Bella-Kotchap
de
15
Romain Perraud
fr
8
James Ward Prowse
gb
45
Romeo Lavia
be
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
no
20
Kamaldeen Sulemana
gh
12
Paul Onuachu
ng
Substitutes
26
Carlos Alcaraz
ar
13
Willy Caballero
ar
18
Sekou Mara
fr
4
Lyanco
rs
19
Moussa Djenepo
ml
27
Ibrahima Diallo
fr
9
Adam Armstrong
gb
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
gb
32
Theo Walcott
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Kai Havertz

Chelsea really need a top performance from their centra-forward this weekend and while Havertz is traditionally a midfielder, he has been relied on up-front since making the move to Chelsea.

The 23-year-old isn't a natural goalscorer but did net 8 times in the Premier League last season and is already on 5 for the current campaign, having been deployed mostly as a false 9.

Chelsea are lacking goals at this moment in time but have generally been strong at the back so against the division's current worst club this weekend, Havertz is going to be under a lot of pressure to score or play his part in Chelsea putting the ball into the back of the net.

This is why we have selected Harvetz as our player to watch this weekend when Chelsea take on Southampton at Stamford Bridge.

Premier League Standings

Premier League
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Liverpool

Liverpool

26 18 6 2 38 60
2 Man City

Man City

26 18 5 3 33 59
3 Arsenal

Arsenal

26 18 4 4 39 58
4 Aston Villa

Aston Villa

26 16 4 6 21 52
5 Tottenham

Tottenham

25 14 5 6 14 47
6 Man Utd

Man Utd

26 14 2 10 0 44
7 Brighton

Brighton

26 10 9 7 8 39
8 Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

26 11 5 10 0 38
9 Newcastle

Newcastle

26 11 4 11 9 37
10 West Ham

West Ham

25 10 6 9 -8 36
11 Chelsea

Chelsea

25 10 5 10 1 35
12 Fulham

Fulham

26 9 5 12 -6 32
13 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

26 7 7 12 -13 28
14 Bournemouth

Bournemouth

25 7 7 11 -14 28
15 Brentford

Brentford

25 7 4 14 -9 25
16 Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

26 6 6 14 -14 24
17 Everton

Everton

26 8 7 11 -6 21
18 Luton

Luton

25 5 5 15 -16 20
19 Burnley

Burnley

26 3 4 19 -33 13
20 Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

26 3 4 19 -44 13

Chelsea vs Southampton – FAQ

chelsea vs southampton

  • Who is the favourite to win? – Chelsea are the overwhelming favourite with the bookmakers.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Southampton 2-1 Chelsea.
  • What time is the kick-off? – 15:00 GMT, 16:00 CET.

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James Kelbrick

A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.