Chelsea vs Southampton free betting tips and predictions 22.04.2018

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Match
start: 15:00 (
GMT+1)

Chelsea

The
victory in the Cup is capable to brighten up unsuccessful season for
the Blues. The defending champion of England has retired from
responsibility and in fact has already missed the participation in
the Champions League, being on the 5th
line.

Last
Sunday the teams have played the Cup semi-final “try out match “.
In Southampton Chelsea has returned to the game after 0:2 and has
even gained the victory thanks to a double made by Olivier
Giroud (3:2).
Nevertheless, for the hosts that match certainly was of great
importance in the fight for survival which is coming to its end.

Chelsea
has actually finished the fight in the championship — the lag from
Tottenham in the battle for the 4th
line is 8 points prior to 5 rounds until the end of EPL season. But
Burnley (2:1) had managed to win away match thanks to own goal of the
hosts and accurate shot of Victor Moses.

Southampton

Mark
Hughes’s team has gained 2 points in 6 rounds and now is behind 17th
line with 5 points.

The
Saints have rather busy calendar of the matches in the Premier
League. They are playing either with direct rivals or with the teams
which don’t expect anything from this season and they are quietly
finishing it in the middle of the tournament standings.

One
of such matches has taken place in the middle of the week in
Leicester. There happened the boring draw 0:0. This match became the
first under the leadership of Hughes in which the Saints haven’t
missed a goal.

Head-to-heads

A
victorious series of Chelsea contains five matches in a row and in
three cases bookmaker’s “Over” has been surely beaten.

Bookmaker
line

Chelsea
to
win 1.51

Draw
– 4.50

Southampton to
win
6.60

Match
prediction

Bearing
in mind the fact that for Conte’s team the Cup tournament is the main
orientation to the season ending and the Saints still haven’t
resolved all the tasks in the championship, we think that the
favorite won’t have any problems with positive result. Having drawn
the correct conclusions after the EPL match the Blues will manage to
keep their gates. There will be two-three chances for the productive
attacks and the team will get confident victory.

Our tip: Chelsea (Asian Handicap -1) – odds 1.79 Asianodds