On Tuesday 26 October, Chelsea will host Southampton in the League Cup Round of 16. The meeting, which will be held at Stamford Bridge Stadium.
Chelsea started with the 1/16 finals of the English League Cup. At home, the Blues were stronger than Aston Villa only in a penalty shootout (1: 1).
The club tops the Premier League standings after nine games played. The Londoners now have 22 points. Nearby are Liverpool (21) and Manchester City (20).
Earlier, the team won a crushing victory over Swedish Malmo (4: 0) in the Champions League and retains the second place in the group, losing the first to Juventus.
In the same fight, two main forwards of the team were injured at once – Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner. In the last three fights, she did not miss.
Meanwhile, “Southampton” have already overcome two stages of the League Cup. In the 1/32 finals, he defeated Newport County (8: 0) on the road, and in the 1/16 finals he defeated Sheffield United (2: 2) on penalties.
In the Premier League “Southampton” from the first rounds did not show normal results. The situation has changed slightly, but the current 16th place can hardly be called successful.
The Saints have scored only eight goals in the league, conceding almost twice as many goals into their own net (12). The gap from the danger zone is four points.
In the last four matches, the Southerners have won only one victory – over Leeds (1: 0). They were defeated in two games.
Forecast and rates
1xbet app android consider the home team to be the favorite, with the odds on winning equal to 1.40.
The success of the guests is estimated at 7.50, while the draw is at 4.20.
Our prediction and bet – Chelsea will win and three or more goals will be scored in 2.20.