Chelsea v Newcastle United Betting Tips: 2 AH+2, 2019-01-12

Premier League Tips

CHELSEA v NEWCASTLE UNITED
Premier League
Saturday 12th January 2019
Kickoff: 1730hrs
Pick: Newcastle United AH+2
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.69 (odds taken at 07:10 GMT, 11 Jan 2019)

High-flying Chelsea play host to bottom half outfit Newcastle United as the later kick-off on Saturday evening provides us with further betting tips in the Premier League.

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Chelsea Prediction

Chelsea currently occupy the last Champions League spot as they sit in 4th place and three points ahead of London rivals Arsenal, but with the hosts being 10 points adrift of league leaders Liverpool, it looks like Chelsea only have a top four finish to look forward to this season.

Chelsea made a promising start to their campaign as they were still unbeaten after the first 12 matches of the season, but defeats thereafter to Tottenham, Wolves and Leicester City have virtually put paid to any title ambitions they may have held.

In recent times, Chelsea have managed to register just three home wins from their last eight at Stamford Bridge amidst an overall home record of 6-4-1 19/8 which is another factor that has stood in their way this term.

Chelsea possess the second best defensive record at home in the Premier League but four stalemates are too many for a side that have aspirations of winning the league title. In addition, Chelsea have failed to score in 3 of their last five matches at home which underlines their frustrating season to date.

Key-Facts – Chelsea v Newcastle United

    • Chelsea have managed to register just three home wins from their last eight at Stamford Bridge
    • Chelsea have failed to score in 3 of their last 5 matches at home
    • Newcastle have failed to cover the +2 asian handicap line just once in their 10 away matches to date

Newcastle United Prediction

Despite sitting in a lowly 15th place on the Premier League ladder and having failed to win any of their last four matches in the top flight, Newcastle United may well fancy their chances of giving Chelsea a decent run for their money at Stamford Bridge as the hosts seem to have wobbled in recent weeks.

Newcastle have picked up points against Fulham and Watford in 0-0 and 1-1 draws, and although they’ve suffered defeats to Liverpool and Manchester United, these were to be expected given their opponents’ current respective situations.

But this is where it starts to get interesting – looking at Newcastle United’s away record, you’ll notice it’s better than their record at St James’ Park and given the pressure that Rafa Benitez’s side are under each home match to perform, this isn’t entirely surprising.

An away record of 2-5-3 8/12 includes just one defeat from their last six matches on their travels, while The Magpies have drawn at Southampton, Everton and Watford and picked up wins at Burnley and Huddersfield Town.

But how have they fared away at Top 6 opposition? Okay, they’ve lost at Manchester City 2-1, Manchester United 3-2 and Liverpool 4-0 but the visitors have failed to cover the +2 asian handicap line just once in their 10 away matches to date.

Betting Tips Verdict

Chelsea haven’t been convincing for some time at Stamford Bridge while Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is likely to ‘park the bus’ here. If Chelsea do win, it’s unlikely to be a heavy defeat for the visitors.


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