Chelsea vs Newcastle – Punters predict Chelsea will be feeling the blues!
Newcastle have only won once away to Chelsea in 21 attempts in the Premier League. Their 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge in 2012 was the last time the home side lost when these teams have met – eight matches ago.
Chelsea have gone nine league games without defeat, although six of those matches have been draws. Despite that unbeaten run, Chelsea are winless in four consecutive Premier League home games for the first time since November 2012. They have conceded eight goals in their last four home games in the league, compared to just one in four away from Stamford Bridge. Diego Costa has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances, after netting just three in his previous 14 this season.
Newcastle have lost 15 of their last 18 league games away from home (W2, D1). They have managed just six goals away from home this season – the fewest of any side in the top four divisions in English football. The Magpies’ 1-0 win over West Brom ended a run of nine Premier League games without a clean sheet. They have kept just two away from home this campaign. Steve McClaren has used a league-high 29 players this season.
It says much about Chelsea’s form this season, that despite Newcastle’s terrible record in this fixture, the punters are heavily opposing a home win. Newcastle opened at 7.40, but you can now get a massive 9.95 for a Magpies victory, which is attracting the majority of the betting.
Chelsea (-1.25) 60%
Newcastle (+1.25) 40%