Chelsea 2/5 to beat Southampton in Saturday’s Premier League battle
Competition: Premier League
Market: Chelsea to beat Southampton
Odds: 2/5 @ Bet365
The Premier League’s festive fixtures are in full flow now as the almighty footballing month of December continues to supply a feast of football. Every side has the chance to change or maintain their fortunes with a glut of points on offer, and a good run of form can often see a team rise a number of places in the table. With all of this in mind, Chelsea host Southampton on Saturday.
Chelsea have been in good form recently as they look to chase down second-placed Manchester United. The Blues have won three of their last five games which has helped them onto 35 points for the season, just three behind United. It seems as though their title defence is already over though, with Manchester City 14 points clear of them, meaning that securing an automatic Champions League place is their primary objective. Antonio Conte will want his side to play in the same way as they did in midweek as they dispatched Huddersfield in a 3-1 win, with their performance very impressive.
Southampton have been incredibly inconsistent, which has seen them sitting in midtable anonymity. After 17 games they have picked up 18 points, and they have won just four games this season. In their last five, they have won once, drawn twice and lost twice, which has seen them sitting just four points above the relegation zone. A win is vital, but it is unlikely to come in their away game against the Blues, therefore, we are backing the home side with odds of 2/5 from Bet365.
Bet: Chelsea to beat Southampton in Saturday’s Premier League game: 2/5 @ Bet365>>