Chelsea v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th January 2019

Blues to break Newcastle resistance

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Chelsea v Newcastle Betting Tips – Premier League, 12th January 5.30pm

Chelsea’s lack of clinical finishing cost them in their first league game of 2019 as they were held to a draw by Southampton. Will they be able to drive home three points as they welcome Newcastle to the Bridge on Saturday evening? The Magpies start the weekend now only the two points from safety. Read our predictions for Chelsea v Newcastle.

Chelsea v Newcastle Betting Odds*

Chelsea 1/4
Draw 9/2
Newcastle 11/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 10:41 p.m.)

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Chelsea News and Form

The Blues could only manage what for them was a disappointing home draw against the struggling Southampton to start the new year. That has left them without having scored a goal in their last two league games at Stamford Bridge (D1 L1). Overall this season at the Bridge in the top flight Chelsea are W6 D4 L1 at home. The Blues have averaged 1.7 league goals at home this term but have been having their scoring issues without question lately. Just 36% of games at Stamford Bridge have gone over 2.5 goals. Each of the last five there have gone under the goal line.

Defensively they have done alright though as they have conceded just eight goals in their eleven Premier League home games. They have only shipped just one goal in their last five EPL home games. In 45% of their home games, this season Chelsea have collected a clean sheet. In no home fixture played this season in the EPL have Chelsea found themselves trailing at the half time break. Chelsea have opened the scoring in 7 of their 11 home fixtures and there is only one side who have conceded fewer Premier League goals than Chelsea have this season, that is leaders Liverpool.

Chelsea v Newcastle Head to Head

Chelsea earned a 2-1 win at St James’ Park back in August
The Blues have won five of their last six at home against the Magpies
Chelsea have scored at least two goals in each of their last six at home against Newcastle in all competitions
Newcastle’s last win at Stamford Bridge was in 2012

Newcastle News and Form

Newcastle lost another Premier League home game back at the start of the year, as they went down 2-0 against Manchester United. To be fair Newcastle played really well in the game. But that loss leaves the Magpies winless in four (D2 L2). They have actually only picked up the one win in their last eight top-flight games. Overall this season they have come up with a W2 D5 L3 record away from home, which is significantly better than their home record. They have tallied the eight away goals, conceding 12 on their travels.

Just 40% of their away games this season have ended over 2.5 goals. Newcastle have taken a clean sheet in 40% of their away games so they haven’t done bad at the back at all. In fact, home and away combined, seven of their league defeats this season have been by a one-goal margin only. Only once this season away from home in the EPL this season have Newcastle been trailing at the halftime break. They have actually opened the scoring in half of their away games. Newcastle have conceded 67% of their away goals in the second period of games. They are the second-lowest scorers in the top flight.

Chelsea v Newcastle Tips & Odds

Chelsea to win to nil 10/11
Chelsea 1-0 correct score 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 10:41 p.m.)

Chelsea v Newcastle Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Blues are lacking up front without question, but they should have the edge in this one. Newcastle are not always that easy to break down so we can look for a low scoring home win in this one. Chelsea to win to nil fits.


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