EPL Soccer Pick: Back Chelsea as Betting Odds Favorite vs. Southampton

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 9:56 PM GMT

The Blues have endured a disastrous start to their league campaign, yet they're still the soccer odds favorites to take care of Southampton on Saturday. Find our soccer pick inside.

Odds Overview
It all depends on which sportsbook you check out, but for the most part we see a Chelsea win settling in at anywhere from -130 to -150. The Saints are roughly +400 favorites on the soccer odds here away from home, while a draw is at approximately +275. All in all, it seems most are expecting a full three points earned for the Blues.

 

Chelsea
What if we told you Chelsea was in 14th place in the EPL? Unbelievable, right? Believe it. It's been a horrible start for Jose Mourinho's men early on in the season, and recent results aren't encouraging either.

Coming into Saturday, the Blues will be feeling down on their luck after a 2-2 draw to Newcastle and a 2-1 loss to Porto in the Champions League. Making matters worse, striker Diego Costa remains suspended, so the goalscoring will need to come from elsewhere for Chelsea to bag the win.

 

Southampton
It hasn't been the best of starts for the Saints either, but they find themselves within striking distance of the top four, and we've still got plenty of time to go in the season. 

The club just wrapped a couple nice showing this past week too, having crushed Milton Keynes Dons 6-0 away from home before topping Swansea City 3-1 at home in domestic action. Will Southampton be able to push the unbeaten streak to three matches in what figures to be one of their toughest fixtures of the campaign?

 

Premier League Picks
The Saints are coming off a very successful week, but it's going to be mighty difficult for them at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

Things seem to fall Chelsea's way whenever they're at home (for the most part), and they'll be eager to bounce back after two shaky efforts in a row. This sets up a great opportunity for them to make amends and delight the home crowd in London, as we back Chelsea as our soccer pick.

Predicted Final Score: Chelsea 2 Southampton 1  

Premier League Soccer Pick: Chelsea -130  at Bookmaker

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