FA Cup semi-final: Chelsea v Southampton Tips, Preview and Predictions
April 20, 2018
All eyes are on Wembley this weekend as the home of English football welcomes the FA Cup semi-finals.
Five-time finalists of the historic competition, Southampton have lifted the trophy once in their history. Meanwhile, Chelsea have won it seven times – in four finals in the last 10 years.
In front of nearly 90,000 fans in London, one of these sides will take a huge step towards glory.
Both the Blues and Saints are desperate to save their seasons. Antonio Conte is a lame duck manager and will want to go out on a success, while the St. Mary’s men are deeply threatened by relegation.
Read on to discover our top tips and odds.
Both sides score in Chelsea triumph
The Stamford Bridge side have won each of their last five meetings and are well-placed to triumph again.
Beating the Saints just a week back in the league, Conte’s men came from behind to collect three points.
In fact there’s precedent of both teams scoring in a Chelsea win in recent history, as three of the last five outings between these two have ended that way.
So, look to back a Blues win in the BTTS market at 27/11 at 888Sport.
Goal-getting Giroud to score first
Scoring the goal that got the Blues back into last weekend’s clash with Southampton then bagging the winner, Olivier Giroud almost singlehandedly got the win.
With the French hitman in fine form, back him to net first in Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final clash this weekend – 3/1 with Coral.