Chelsea - Southampton Betting Preview: Back the Blues to find the net twice at the Bridge

The Saints are the visitors on Sunday, with our tipster backing the Blues to net exactly two goals in this Premier League fixture
After a fantastic start to the season by Southampton, this fixture is a battle for a top four position, a phrase many wouldn't have expected to be mentioned about this fixture back in August.

The Saints lie two points and two places behind Chelsea in fifth position in the Premier League and will come into this match with no fear after a very impressive start to te campaign.

Mauricio Pochettino's side played well in patches in North London last week but left without any points after they went down 2-0, mostly thanks to a very costly error from goalkeeper Artur Boruc.

That defeat was their second in three matches, which will disappoint their fans after they went eight matches unbeaten before that, winning five of those games. Paddy Power price them at 11/2 (6.50) to win the match.

Chelsea come into this match after a woeful performance in Switzerland in the Champions League. Jose Mourinho's side couldn't muster a shot on target against Basel, as they went down 1-0.

Last time out in the league however they did shine infront of goal, scoring three in a win against West Ham away. Paddy Power price them at 8/15 (1.53) to take all three points this weekend. The same firm prices the draw at 3/1 (4.00).

Despite both sides having goals in them, the over 2.5 goals bet at 4/5 (1.80) seems a little skinny and worth avoiding. The same can be said for both teams to score at 5/6 (1.83) with Paddy Power.

Southampton have faltered away from home in recent weeks, losing their last two and without a win in their last four. With that in mind, it's worth looking into the Chelsea goal markets to find a bet that stands out.

Chelsea over 1.5 goals is 4/7 (1.57) with Paddy Power, but with this far too short to touch, it's certainly worth investing in Chelsea to score exactly two goals at 11/5 (3.20).

This bet would have paid out in five of Chelsea's six home Premier League games this campaign, as well as against Southampton in their last two away matches.

Chelsea to score exactly two goals at 11/5 (3.20) 1.5pt stake with Paddy Power

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