Southampton v Chelsea match preview & odds

Match preview for Southampton v Chelsea on 30th March 2013 Easter weekend, plus betting odds.

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St Mary’s Stadium, Saturday, 30 March 2013, Kick-off: 15:00 GMT

Another fixture with relegation candidates taking on top four chasing opposition.  Southampton are up against it but are at least at St Mary’s for this Easter weekend clash.  The Saints have showed some spirit under the management of Mauricio Pochettino and their mettle will be severely tested on Saturday as the Blues juggernaut looks to roll on.

The big question is, which Chelsea will turn up?  Interim Manager Benitez (how he loves that title) needs to complete his mission of securing Champions League qualification and this is looking an increasingly likely scenario as the weeks go by.  Should José Mourhino and his ego return next term, surely a top 4 finish will be an important factor to this decision.  Or maybe just the pay packet?  In any event, Blues fans would be on cloud nine.

The Saints have been scoring a good number of goals but Chelsea have kept clean sheets in their last two matches.  This could be set up for a terrific fight and hopefully the goals flow once again.

Prediction: Southampton 2 Chelsea 2 (Correct Score odds of 12.00)

Betting odds on full time result: Southampton win 3.5 , Draw 3.6, Chelsea win 2.15