Newcastle – Chelsea : Preview & Prediction
With two points behind Liverpool, 90 minutes from the end of the Premier League, Chelsea’s situation in the Champions League race is nothing short of dramatic. The fourth place that guarantees the last access to the most important continental event is occupied by Liverpool and to win it the Blues should beat Newcastle to Rafa Benitez at St James’ Park and cheer for Brighton to overtake Liverpool. Newcastle, in the midfield position, has been back from 4 kths in a row the last of which at Tottenham’s home 1-0 and will not be able to tell injured Ciaran Clark, Jesus Gamez and Christian Atsu olter that of the suspended Islam Slimani. Chelsea, who drew 1-1 in the last round against Huddersfield Town, will be without Ethan Ampadu and David Luiz and doubtful Thibaut Courtois in goal.
Newcastle have lost their last 4 league games. Chelsea have won their last 3 away games.
Chelsea have scored at least 3 goals in the last 3 direct comparisons against Newcastle.
Newcastle have scored at least 2 goals in the last 4 direct comparisons with Chelsea.
There have been 6 Over 2.5 in the last 7 challenges between Newcastle and Chelsea.
We are aiming for Over 2.5 in this “last resort” challenge for Chelsea. The Blues will have to win with a rival who has nothing more to ask the championship and who will try to get a positive result in front of their audience.
Newcastle – Chelsea : Betting Tips
Newcastle – Win Odds: 5.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70