Chelsea vs Newcastle United Betting Preview – 12/01/2019

Chelsea vs Newcastle United Betting Preview – 12/01/2019

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Chelsea vs Newcastle United

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea outfit returns to Stamford Bridge this Saturday where they will face Newcastle United in matchday 23 of the Premier League. The Blues sit up in fourth place, with 44 points, after their 22 games and currently trail Tottenham Hotspur by four points. Newcastle have finally found some consistency in their performances and have climbed out of the relegation zone up into 15th, but with just two points separating them from the relegation zone, there is little room for error. The first time these sides met this season, Chelsea scraped the victory winning 2-1.

Chelsea find themselves in a good position to finish strongly this season, but with such a competitive top four they need to secure three points from these sort of fixtures. The Blues had been enjoying an unbeaten streak of four games which had seen them pick up three wins and one draw, but their recent defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup saw that run come to an end. As expected, Chelsea are clear favourites to take the ‘W’ from this fixture and have odds of 1/4 with SkyBet to do so, but with Chelsea playing at home you may fancy them to win with a -1 handicap which SkyBet have priced at 8/11.

The Blues have been incredibly strong at the back this season and over the course of their 22 games have conceded just 16 goals which are the second lowest in the league and have kept 17 clean sheets. You can back the home side to keep another clean sheet with SkyBet for a price of 4/6. Alvaro Morata bagged a double against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup and may get a starting spot on Saturday against Newcastle United. Bet365 have the forward to score anytime priced at 11/10.

Rafael Benitez will be hoping to put an end to his sides winless run that has lasted five games following their recent draw against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup. Over the course of the five games, they have picked up just two losses which came against Manchester United and Liverpool. As mentioned above, the last time these sides met the score ended 2-1 in favour of Chelsea and Betway have a repeat result to happen again priced at 8/1. If you fancy the Toon to cause an upset, they have odds of 12/1 with Bet365.

Newcastle are in need of another goal scorer as over the course of the season they have scored just 15 goals which is the second lowest in the league. Over their last five games, Newcastle have gone goalless in three of those fixtures and if you fancy them to fail to score once again then Bet365 have them to score 0 goals priced at 4/6. Salomon Rondon is the Toon’s highest scoring player this season with six goals and you can back him to add to his tally with Bet365 at a price of 5/1.

Recommended Bets:

Chelsea -1 handicap at 8/11 SkyBet – BET HERE

Chelsea to keep a clean sheet at 4/6 SkyBet – BET HERE

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