The Roman Army will be hoping to give their fans something to cheer about after a bizarre performance in the Champions League against FC Basel
Southampton travel to West London for an English Premier League encounter with Chelsea. The Saints who are two points and two places against the hosts will be chasing a respectable result against Jose Mourinho’s men after crumbling 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium to Arsenal.
The hosts are in desperate quest to return to winning ways after losing by a lone goal in the Uefa Champions League to the Swiss based outfit in a game where they failed to muster any shot on target.
Mourinho’s men defeated West Ham United 3-0 away in their last outing in the English league and in view of this; they are outstanding favorites to emerge victorious before their fans. Ladbrokes is backing them to achieve this at amazing odds of 4/7 (1.57).
The draw is a 3/1 (4.00) play with Ladbrokes.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side still licking their wounds for losing against Arsenal in their last away fixture will be hoping to pull a shock win at the Stamford Bridge. They are available at 5/1 (6.00) to get back to winning ways.
Though Samuel Eto’o Fils and Van Ginkel will be missing out of this top of the table clash, the Blues will be banking on the likes of Fernando Torres and Demba Ba to wreck havoc against their visitors. Chelsea can be backed at 2/7 (1.28) to win either half.
Frank Lampard who has scored four in his last five games against Southampton is a 7/1 (8.00) with the same firm to find the back of the net first in the goal market led by Fernando Torres to score at anytime at 6/5 (2.20).
Pochettino will also be without the services of Do Prado and Cork and that could spell doom for his point winning ambition.
For Punters seeking value bet, they should back total goals under 2.5 at Evens (2.00).