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07/10/2018 Kick Off:  2:15 pm St Mary's V Predicted Score:1 - 2

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Match Summary

One to Watch: Eden Hazard

The plaudits are building with each passing week for Chelsea forward Eden Hazard. He looks razor sharp at the moment, and he looks to be even more of a potent threat in Maurizio Sarri’s system. 

The new Chelsea boss has challenged him to get 40 goals this season, and he already has seven in eight games, including two stunners against Liverpool last week. Hazard is the favourite to open the scoring on Sunday, priced at 4/1 with BetBright. 

4/1 Hazard to score first
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Team News

Southampton's Last Six:
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Irish striker Shane Long is the only injury concern for Mark Hughes, who has an otherwise fit squad to choose from in the Premier League predictions for this game. 

Chelsea's Last Six:
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Maurizio Sarri could also have the majority of his players available for this Premier League preview. Pedro, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Andreas Christensen are all expected to return from injury. 

Southampton vs Chelsea Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Mark Hughes is looking for his Southampton side’s second victory of the season, but Chelsea are the visitors to St Mary’s on Sunday

Southampton host Chelsea at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon, with both sides navigating cup competitions in midweek. The Saints have failed to win any of their last three Premier League games, while the visitors have drawn their last two matches after an excellent start to the season. 

Southampton are 11/2 as part of your football betting tips for the weekend, after a penalty shootout victory at Everton in the League Cup on Tuesday. The Saints have lost their last two league games though at Liverpool and Wolves, while their last home match was the 2-2 draw against Brighton. Mark Hughes’s side conceded a late penalty in that game, and they need to be much tighter at the back if they’re going to have a chance in this one. 

Chelsea are 13/20, so they start as the clear favourites in your Premier League predictions. The Blues almost made a statement with two victories over Liverpool in the space of a matter of days, but Daniel Sturridge hit a delicious long-range effort to deny Maurizio Sarri’s side last weekend. Regardless, Chelsea have made a great start to the season and look to be one of Manchester City’s main challengers in the title race. 

The draw is 3/1, and Saints boss Hughes would probably snatch your hand off for a point against his former club. A stalemate would halt some of Chelsea’s early momentum though, and would be their third in a row in the Premier League. Southampton have drawn two of their three home matches so far, so it might not be the worst football prediction. 

Danny Ings is 15/2 for the first goal on Sunday, as the on loan striker continues to make a good impression on the south coast. He has three goals to his name already this season, which is the same as Chelsea winger Pedro. The Spaniard could be good value at 7/1 if he’s fit to play, while Olivier Giroud is available at 17/4. 

Predicted Score: Southampton 1 - 2 Chelsea

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