Southampton vs Chelsea 04/09/2022 Spread, Game Analysis and Tips
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Southampton FC vs Chelsea FC – Chelsea attempt to extend their winning streak as they face Southampton in an English Premier League clash on Saturday, April 9, at the St. Mary’s Stadium. The clash can be seen on television via Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and UNIVERSO for US audiences while Sofascore will feature the match via the streaming platform. Currently third in the EPL table, Chelsea attempt to close the gap with Liverpool and Manchester City as they embark on an improbable quest to steal the 2021-22 season title with 10 games remaining. On the other hand, Southampton seeks to halt its three-game losing skid and move ahead of Aston Villa and Leicester City. English Premier League odds favor the Blues to run over the Saints in a big-time confrontation that could affect the campaigns of both teams moving forward.
Southampton vs Chelsea 04/09/2022
After going unbeaten in February, March has not been friendly for Southampton (8-11-10 win-draw loss, 35 points) as they had lost three straight games and conceded a combined eight goals. In their last outing against relegation-threatened Watford, the Saints’ defense was under fire anew as they allowed Cucho Hernandez to score two goals in 34 minutes. Although Mohammed Elyounoussi cut the deficit to one with a goal before the end of the first half, the Saints were unable to force a draw as Watford clamped down on their defense to secure the win. Southampton are expected to rely on the offense of Che Adams, James Ward-Prowse, and Armando Borja to boost their chances of winning the clash against Chelsea but the goalkeeper spot remains under wraps as Ralph Hasenhuettl will choose between Alex McCarthy, Ibrahima Diallo, and Fraser Forster as their top stopper against the Blues.
Players to Watch: Che Adams (7 goals, 3 assists); James Ward-Prowse (6 goals, 4 assists); Armando Borja (6 goals); Mohammed Elyounoussi (4 goals, 1 assist); Jan Bednarek (3 goals).
Despite the ongoing uncertainty over the club’s ownership, Chelsea (17-8-3, 59 points) has amassed five wins in six games to keep their slim hopes alive of claiming the 2021-22 season title. In their previous game against Newcastle United, Kai Havertz scored the lone goal one minute before stoppage time to help Chelsea extend their winning Premier League streak to five games. The Blues also need to continue playing as a team amid the ownership scenario to keep themselves in contention for the league title and a possible slot in the UEFA Champions League.
At this moment, they are 11 points off league-leading Manchester City with 10 games left to play. They cannot afford any mistakes in the coming games that will ruin their quest for the title. Mason Mount remains their top offensive weapon and he is ably supported by efficient teammates in Jorginho, Havertz, Romelu Lukaku, and Reece James. Edouard Mendy remains the top goalkeeper for Chelsea with Kepa Arrizabalaga waiting in the wings in case of emergency.
Players to Watch: Mason Mount (8 goals, 7 assists); Jorginho (6 goals, 2 assists); Kai Havertz (6 goals, 2 assists); Reece James (5 goals, 6 assists); Romelu Lukaku (5 goals).
Southampton vs Chelsea Betting Numbers
Summary: Soccer odds and bookmakers favor Chelsea to win their matchup against Southampton due to their well-oiled offense. The Saints must double up on defense to stand a chance against the Blues.
Moneyline: Southampton will be underdogs in the clash with a +394 moneyline while Chelsea enjoy a -123 ML. A draw will merit a +289 moneyline.
Pick: Chelsea will win the match and cover the spread, 2-1.