The Premier League is considered one of the most spectacular (if not THE most spectacular) footballing competitions on the planet.
Not necessarily due to the quality of the players or the teams, but also due to the spirit present in the games.
We’ve seen each and every year, and in the beginning 9 games of this year, that anybody can beat anybody in this league. That being said, will Chelsea have an easy time with the Saints?
Southampton vs Chelsea – 30/11/2016
Betting Odds: Southampton 3.20 or 11/5 Draw 3.40 or 12/5 Chelsea 2.40 or 7/5
Simply put, nobody has an easy time with the Saints. Since they’ve won their promotion some time back in the Premier League, they’ve shown us that they are a great team – disciplined, hard-working, with quality players ready to strike at any time.
Even if they sold many people over the years (Lallana, Lambert, or Shaw just to name a few), their replacements have kept the standards high.
Proof of this is the fact that Southampton also plays in the Europa League, with decent results, and they are undefeated in the PL since early September, a 1-2 loss against Arsenal. It is also worth mentioning that they have yet to lose at home this season.
Meanwhile, Chelsea comes after 3 excellent results in the league: 4-0 against United, 3-0 against Leicester and 2-0 against Hull.
Their away form hasn’t been the best this year, but they’ve shown in recent times that when their best players are on the field, in the new-but-old 3-4-3, it’s hard for any team to stop them.
The wingbacks Conte invented (Moses and Alonso) bring balance to the game and provide some much-needed support offensively.
Southampton vs Chelsea Betting Tips
That being said, we’re looking at an even game. We do back Chelsea to avoid defeat, so X2 is a definite possibility while going for a “both to score” bet is also a smart idea.
1-1 is the most probable score, while Diego Costa is the striker which absolutely loves confrontations like this one. Best of luck!