Chelsea welcome Newcastle to Stamford Bridge hoping to recover quickly from the midweek loss against the Tottenham. The Blues are in the race for the top four position and hold a slender advantage over Arsenal, who are three points behind. Newcastle, meanwhile, are still gripped with the fear of relegation with the team only two points above the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Chelsea suffered a setback in the first leg of the League Cup after a 1-0 loss against Tottenham at the Wembley Stadium. This was the first defeat for Chelsea in five matches.
Newcastle were held to a 1-1 draw by Blackburn in the FA Cup and this results in a replay for the Magpies. The North-east outfit have been able to claim a solitary win in the last nine matches across all competitions.
The reverse fixture between Chelsea and Newcastle took place at St James’ Park with the Blues getting a 2-1 win. Newcastle’s last trip to Stamford Bridge produced a 3-0 win for Chelsea in the FA Cup. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 1.22[/bet_tip_now]
Newcastle continue to remain very poor in several aspects of the pitch and this is especially true when it comes to their ability to score goals. Chelsea have also struggled with the same aspect over the last few weeks and this has especially been pronounced in terms of games at Stamford Bridge. Yet, travelling down south has always been problematic for Newcastle, who tend to lose in almost every visit to London. Our preview would pick a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 1.22[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea vs Newcastle United draw odds: 5.75
Newcastle United win odds: 13.00
Correct Score odds
Chelsea have been able to score very few number of goals over the last few weeks, as the team has been unable to make their possession count. The Blues have been unable to get more than 2.5 goals in any of the last 11 matches in all competitions. Even with Newcastle being in a relegation battle, this is unlikely to change with Rafa Benitez known to set up his teams on a strong defence note. Our correct score prediction would go with the 2-0 win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Chelsea 2-0 win at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Chelsea have been unable to score a lot of goals over the last few weeks and this is likely to result in a game devoid of much entertainment. Even with home supporters cheering Maurizio Sarri’s team, our total goals prediction expects a game with under 2.5 goals due to the potential lack of goals from the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Eden Hazard has been Chelsea’s most influential player this season. Even as he continues to be linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, he has been scoring and creating chances in great numbers. Hazard has a particular affinity when it comes to taking on Newcastle, who are his favourite opponent after scoring seven goals in 11 matches. Our first goalscorer prediction would Eden Hazard.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Eden Hazard at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
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