Newcastle United vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: St. James Park.
The tough set of fixtures for Newcastle seems to be going on, and despite having the home advantage this weekend, they should be severely tested by the determined Chelsea.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Head-to-head (h2h)
- Chelsea are on a three-match winning run against this opponent.
- Six of the former seven wins had also gone to the Blues.
- Five of the previous eight games had goals from both teams.
- Chelsea conceded two or more goals in five of their last six visits to this stadium.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Prediction
Newcastle had taken on Wolves the last match-day, and in spite of racing to a 0-1 lead by the 7th minute, they had to settle for a 1-1 draw.
Meanwhile, Chelsea had played hosts to Burnley the previous game week, and they dominantly delivered a 3-0 win to nil, to sit comfortably in the fourth spot of the table.
This weekend, Chelsea seem to be more of an ideal candidate to post the three points on the board.
They are and have been one of the best teams in the competition for a very long time. They are the last team to lift the title before Pep and boys started their dominance, and even now, they are firmly in control of a Champions League spot.
Moreover, the team are on a comeback after their impressive run was interrupted a few match-days back. As of now, the Blues are unbeaten in their last four games (of which three were wins), and on the road, they were invincible in 11 of their last 13 trips.
In fact, since August, the team has lost just against Manchester City, and Everton in away games, and even had a seven-match winning run on the road in Premier League, and in the Champions League.
On the other hand, Newcastle were winless in five of their former six overall clashes, and failed to keep a clean sheet in 23 of their prior 28 fixtures.
In addition, the Blues are on a three-match winning run against this opponent, and also recorded six of the previous seven h2h wins.
Taking into account all these observations, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are the favorites to post the three points.
However, do note that they are on the road, and that they have failed to keep a clean sheet in 18 of their previous 20 road trips. Also, at home, Newcastle were unbeaten in ten of their last twelve appearances, and they had lost at home just against Arsenal, Leicester, and Everton this whole season.
Also consider the fact that it’s been nine years since Chelsea have returned with a clean sheet from this ground, and that they have conceded two or more goals in five of their prior six visits to this venue.
Taking these information into consideration, it’s assumed that it would be highly improbable for Chelsea to keep a clean sheet this Saturday, and thus the BTTS bet looks very promising.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Chelsea to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).