12BET Football Tips: Southampton vs Chelsea

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Updated: March 22, 2013
Southampton vs Chelsea

Football Betting Tips: Chelsea is sitting at third place in the Premier League, four points behind second-place Manchester City and one point above Tottenham Hotspur.  They scored three wins, a loss, and a draw in their last five matches.
Southampton is 16th in the League, just four points above the relegation zone. They won only twice in the last five outings, both stunning 3-1 victories over Manchester City and Liverpool. This proves that the Saints are quite capable of pulling off upsets and shouldn’t be discounted.

 

Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton)
Date: March 30, 2013
Time: 11:00PM (GMT+8)

Asian Bookie Handicap odds: Chelsea as favorites, 0.5 handicap for Southampton.

 

EPL Handicap Odds - Southampton vs Chelsea

Despite winning the Champions League last year, it didn’t translate well into Chelsea’s Premier campaign. While being third is a respectable feat, the Blues are 19 points behind frontrunner Manchester United.  To be realistic, the Premier League winner is a foregone conclusion.
Chelsea’s roster is full of talent, but with the arrival of new manager Rafael Benitez in late 2012, the club needs more time to gel. With a few changes here and there, it is likely that the men in blue can enter serious contention for the Premier League trophy in the 2013-2014 season.
Nearing the end of Southampton’s first year back in the Premier League, they have found themselves quite close to relegation. As long as they avoid a major slide, the Saints will be seeing top-flight action next year under their recently-appointed manager Mauricio Pochettino.
12BET.com, a top European and Asian bookmaker, places Chelsea as the favorites over the home side at 2.030. Southampton has a 0.5 goal advantage, so Chelsea must win by at least one goal for Blues punters to win.

 

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