Chelsea – Newcastle : Preview & Prediction
Chelsea will try to consolidate its place in the Big Four against Newcastle because Arsenal is only 3 units behind. If the title is lost for a long time, the Blues will nevertheless want to finish the season on the podium. The London club has scored 7 points over the last 3 days in Watford (2-1), Crystal Palace (1-0) and against Southampton (0-0) and has just qualified last Saturday for the 4th round of the FA Cup after his victory over Nottingham Forest (2-0). However, end of the adventure for Chelsea League Cup defeated Tottenham (1-0) on a goal from Kane. The Sarri squad, which regularly beat Newcastle at Stamford Bridge, will want to put on another good performance. The Magpies could switch to the red zone in case of defeat at Chelsea. Indeed, the current 15th of the Premier League is only 2 points ahead of Southampton, 18th and relegation. The team of Rafael Benitez is in the hard with a series in progress of 5 matches without victory which has precipitated the Magpies in the bottom of the rankings. Newcastle will have to play their game against Blackburn Rovers away after their 1-1 FA Cup draw last Saturday. In the league, the Magpies have just drawn 2 draws against Fulham (0-0) and Watford (1-1) then 2 defeats in Liverpool (4-0) and against Manchester United (0-2).
Chelsea is on a running streak of 6 straight wins at Stamford Bridge against Newcastle.
The Blues had won 2 goals to 1 against the Magpies in the first leg.
Chelsea are undefeated for 3 games (2 wins and 1 draw) in the Premier League.
Newcastle is on a current series of 5 games without a win (3 draws and 2 losses).
Chelsea is a member of the Big Four.
Newcastle, 15th, is under threat from the relegation zone (2 points from the 18th).
Newcastle have only defeats against big teams. Winner in the first leg (2-1), Chelsea should confirm with another victory.
Chelsea – Newcastle : Betting Tips
Chelsea – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70