Chelsea v Southampton Betting Preview | 22nd April
In our Chelsea vs Southampton betting preview we look at team news, stats & facts, head to head record, popular bets and more for the second FA Cup semi-final of the weekend.
Chelsea v Southampton Betting Preview
Channel: BT Sport 1
The two sides met last weekend in the premier league in a game which many of Southampton fans will be trying to forget after the Saints blew a two goal lead in the last 20 minutes of the game.
It is likely that the FA Cup is both Conte’s and Chelsea’s main focus for the remainder of the season now with a top 4 finish unlikely with the Blues around 12/1 to manage doing so.
After a tricky period that saw Chelsea lose to Man United, Man City, Barcelona and Tottenham they come into the game on the back of two victories in a short period of time.
Chelsea reached the semi-finals thanks to victories over Norwich, Newcastle, Hull and Leicester and they will be looking for one more here to get a place in the final and they are 1/5 shot to advance to it.
With Southampton now as short as 4/11 with SkyBet to go down they will be hopeful that reaching the final of this competition will not jeopardise their premier league status.
Southampton come into the game with their only victory in their last 8 matches coming against League one opposition Wigan in the previous round.
The Saints reached this stage of the competition after beating, Fulham, Watford, West Brom and Wigan, but they rank as the 7/2 outsiders in this tie to get to the final.
Marcos Alonso is still serving a suspension for Chelsea while Giroud could get the nod up top ahead of Morata.
Jack Stephens is also serving a suspension for Southampton while Austin is likely to start up top.
Possible Chelsea Starting Eleven: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; MosesKante, Fabregas, Zappacosta; Willian, Giroud, Hazard.
Possible Southampton Starting Eleven: McCarthy; Bednarek, Yoshida, Hoedt; Soares, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Austin.
Stats & Facts
- Both teams have scored in 6 of Chelsea’s last 7 games in all competitions.
- Southampton have conceded 3 goals in 4 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
Head To Head
- Chelsea and Southampton have met 101 times; Chelsea have won 43 of those, Southampton have won on 30 occasions and they have finished all square in 28 matches.
Betting Odds (90 minutes)
Chelsea 4/9 Draw 10/3 Southampton 6/1
- Eden Hazard to score anytime 5/4
Chelsea to win and both teams to score 21/10