Without doubts, Newcastle is one of the teams in the Premier League, which certainly knows how to beat Chelsea. In the last nine league matches those teams have played together, Chelsea has only three wins. The same is the number of Newcastle’s wins and the draws .
Now both teams will play against each other at Stamford Bridge in a match that is crucial for Chelsea in their fight with Manchester City and Arsenal for the first place and it is without any importance for Newcastle as they are alone in the middle of the table.
Obviously, the safer position the Magpies have affects relatively badly their shape. In their last six matches they have won only once and allowed four losses. However, the difference between them and the 18th in the current standings West Ham is 15 points. This is a difference which is too large for any worries for Alan Pardew and his players.
Chelsea on the other hand shows improvement as evidence of this is the victory over their direct competitor Manchester City on Monday night. With this victory the difference between Chelsea and the first place became only two points and Jose Mourinho is starting to see the title in his first year of his second period as a Chelsea manager.
That’s why the bookies put Chelsea as a heavy favourite to win the match. William Hill offers for a host’s victory 1.29 , 1.25 is the proposal of bet-at-home and only 1.2 of bet365. Newcastle’s chances to take the victory in this match are estimated at 11 from bet-at-home and William Hill and 13 from bet365.
Personally I do not see any option for Newcastle in this form to cope somehow with Chelsea and that’s why I’d bet for the home team. Moreover, my bet will be for Chelsea’s win with at least two goals difference and the odds are about 1.73 with bet365. For this bet, the highest coefficient are offered by BetCRIS and Titanbet – 1.8.