Southampton vs Chelsea free betting tips and predictions 14.04.2018

Match start: 12:30 (GMT+1)

Southampton

Under the leadership of Mark Hughes the results of the Saints haven't improved. Now the team has a series of three defeats in a row and goal difference is depressing (2 — 9).

In the last round Southampton spent away match at the field of Arsenal (2:3), and earlier it has been crushed in Newcastle (0:3) and during the London match with West Ham (0:3). In 6 last rounds the fighter for survival in the EPL has gained only 2 points that has deeply lowered the team into the relegation zone( 3 points are needed to reach the 17th line).

With the new coach the Saints haven’t played at home yet. But the previous two meetings have ended unfavorably without the scored goals from the hosts of Saint-Mary. The average effectiveness of home games of Southampton is only 2.31 goals.

Chelsea

Having lost to Tottenham (1:3) and having finished the game in draw with West Ham (1:1), the Blues with a new force have triggered rumors about fast resignation of Antonio Conte.

The Italian expert is thought to go to PSG and his successor most likely should return team to the first top 4 but without participation in the Champions League next season. At least now the lag from Tottenham has only 10 points that for 5 rounds until the end of the championship is almost unreal to win back.

In away matches Chelsea periodically experiences some problems with realization. In 4 out of 10 last away matches Chelsea didn’t manage to score.

Head-to-heads

In a seaport Londoners have no problems with the result, 6 out of 8 last visits at Saint-Mary ended with a victory of Chelsea. Only once the hosts have gained the victory.

Bookmaker line

Southampton to win 4.46

Draw – 3.67

Chelsea to win 1.89

Match prediction

We think that hardly we will see the maximum spirit from guests. All perfectly understand that Conte's team is finishing this season, as well as the fact that the coach most likely will leave the club in summer. Therefore motivated Hughes's players in the first home match will try to achieve the maximum result by all possible means.

Our tip: Southampton (Asian Handicap +0.5) - odds 2.07 Asianodds

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