Newcastle United vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21 November 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park.
The Blues have turned things up a notch recently, and have elevated themselves back to amongst the best in the competition. They are currently placed fifth in the table, and are lagging three points behind toppers, Leicester.
However, the Foxes are pitted against the third-placed Liverpool this weekend, while the second-placed Tottenham are locking horns with Manchester City, and the fourth-placed Southampton are going against the Wolves.
Suffice it to say that the entire top order is under threat of massive rearrangement, and should Frank Lampard’s men take advantage of this opportunity, they could climb significantly upwards this Saturday.
Judging their good form, the struggles of their opponent – the Magpies, and the good h2h record over the years for Lampard’s men – expect a Chelsea win this weekend.
Newcastle vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Blues had registered seven of the preceding nine overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in seven of the former ten encounters.
- Since 2006, the hosts have won just five times at this stadium.
- The latest match-up at this venue had ended in a 1-0 win for the hosts.
Newcastle vs Chelsea: Prediction
Steve Bruce’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Southampton. In the meantime, Lampard’s men registered a 4-1 win at home against Sheffield United.
Going on, the Blues are on an 11-match unbeaten run, and a four-fixture winning run as well. They had also recorded a combined scorecard of 14-1 from their past four games alone, and note that this stretch included two Champions League match-ups as well.
In addition, they had also conceded a total of just one goal from their last six fixtures combined, and on the road, they are on a two-game winning run, with a 0-7 combined scoreline.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in five of their last seven overall matches, and they have not kept a single clean sheet in their preceding seven fixtures.
At home, they had lost five of their former eight appearances, and remained winless in 11 of their past 15 such matches.
On top of that, they also have an inferior h2h record against the Blues over the years. Moreover, Lampard’s men are determined to make the most of this encounter, since the entire top-order of the PL table have been assigned tough fixtures this weekend.
By all means, expect Chelsea to emerge victorious this weekend.
Newcastle vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
Chelsea to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Chelsea @ 1.50 (1/2).