LionsBet Preview: Southampton v Chelsea: Back Antonio Conte’s men to avoid defeat

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In spite of the Blues’ unimpressive performance lately, they would be looking to outshine Mark Hughes’ side when they clash on the South Coast

Southampton welcome Chelsea to St. Mary's Stadium for their English Premier League clash on Saturday.

Despite fighting tooth and nail against Arsenal last weekend, Mark Hughes’ men failed to secure a decent result that could have aided their relegation battle after succumbing to a 3-2 loss at the Emirates Stadium.

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They will be facing another stern test against Antonio Conte’s men who are aiming to outrun Tottenham Hotspur for a Champions League spot.

Given that the Saints are winless in their last six top-flight games, LionsBet has tagged them as underdogs for this encounter at the price of (4.45).

A chance for both sides cancelling each other out is available at a chunky (3.65).

Chelsea will be heading into this tie on the back of a 1-1 draw with London rivals West Ham United at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

The Blues have not been in the form that saw them win the Premier League title last season. They have only managed to claim the three points in two of their previous eight outings in all competitions.

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However, having come out on top in their last four meetings with their visitors, they are odds-on at (1.90) to coast to victory.

Besides, they have avoided defeat in eight of their previous nine games with the south coast outfit and will be looking to extend the unbeaten run at the price of (1.18).

The last meeting between both sides ended 1-0 in favour of Chelsea with Marcos Alonso scoring the solitary goal. As a result, a few goals will likely surface in this tie and LionsBet have quoted (1.80) for fewer than two goals here while odds of (1.85) is on offer for both sides NOT to score.