Newcastle United vs Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Newcastle United vs Chelsea Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Newcastle United remain winless in the league after only managing a goalless draw with Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium. Rafa Benitez will be quite pleased with the way Newcastle came away with a point, although the club did miss an injury-time penalty that could have given them three points. Chelsea produced a strong performance to beat Arsenal 3-2 at Stamford Bridge. An extremely eventful and entertaining first-half saw goals from Pedro and Alvaro Morata cancelled out quickly by Hendrik Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi. The second half was tighter but Marcos Alonso provided an 81st minute winner to preserve Maurizio Sarri’s 100% record.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

St James’ Park has been close to a bogey ground for Chelsea in recent years. The blues have managed just one win in the last six attempts and this victory came almost seven years ago. Since then, Newcastle have been able to claim four victories. Most of Chelsea’s success against Newcastle has been at Stamford Bridge, but Maurizio Sarri’s men travel to the north-east in a buoyant mood after picking up back-to-back wins. However, Newcastle may be able to extend their wonderful streak against Chelsea and I would pick a draw.

The game is likely to produce plenty of entertainment to supporters, as Chelsea are still coming to grips with the new style football employed by Maurizio Sarri. This allows opposition to open up the blues rather easily. Even with Newcastle managing just one goal in the two games, I would pick over 2.5 goals in the match

Draw – 3/1

Total goals over 2.5 – 17/20

Newcastle United saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Chelsea

Chelsea scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Newcastle United

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Newcastle United Form Guide

Newcastle United Team Logo

Newcastle United

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L A

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

22-09-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

29-09-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

06-10-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

20-10-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

27-10-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-11-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

Chelsea Form Guide

Chelsea Team Logo

Chelsea

Won

7

Draw

3

Lost

0
D H

29-09-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-10-2018

Europa League Grp. L

Vidi FC Team Logo Vidi FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-10-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

20-10-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

25-10-2018

Europa League Grp. L

BATE Borisov Team Logo BATE Borisov

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

28-10-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

31-10-2018

EFL Cup

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

W H

04-11-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

08-11-2018

Europa League Grp. L

BATE Borisov Team Logo BATE Borisov

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

11-11-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Newcastle United Preview

Rafa Benitez has to sort out a number of problems in the Newcastle team before he tries to pacify supporters who have been demanding investment into the squad. The highly inconsistent set of results given by Newcastle does not appear to go away anytime soon. In the past, however, Newcastle have shown an ability to raise their game against top opposition – especially at the St James’ Park. This is owing to a fanatical supporter base, who will be able to get Newcastle pumped up for such occasions. Ayoze Perez was a key player for Newcastle in the second half of last season but he is yet to score so far.

Newcastle United Team News

Florian Lejeune (cruciate ligament) and Javier Manquillo Gaitan (ankle) are certainly ruled out, while DeAndre Yedlin (knee) is doubtful. Isaac Hayden will miss the next two matches due to suspension.

Chelsea Preview

Maurizio Sarri has done an excellent job in order to improve the quality of football at Chelsea. Even from the first two matches, it is apparent that the blues will be able to make a significant impact going forward – even if it is not work out in terms of titles. Sarri needs to address a lot of issues at the back, as Chelsea have been carved out quite easily in the first two games. The blues have also been able to get crucial players like Eden Hazard in favour of staying and doing well with the club rather than having their minds elsewhere.

Chelsea Team News

Marco van Ginkel (cruciate ligament) and Cesc Fabregas (knee) are the players missing from action for Chelsea.

Newcastle United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Chelsea Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Newcastle United vs Chelsea Sidelined Players

Newcastle United
20 Florian Lejeune Injured
19 Javier Manquillo Injured
14 Isaac Hayden Suspended
15 Kenedy Unavailable
Chelsea
4 Cesc Fabregas Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Martin Dubravka 190 80
22 LB DeAndre Yedlin 172 73
5 CD Fabian Schaer 188 84
18 CD Federico Fernandez 190 83
2 CD Ciaran Clark 185 76
3 RB Paul Dummett 183 65
11 LM Matt Ritchie 172 71
4 CM Sung-Yueng Ki 189 75
10 CM Mohamed Diame 184 80
7 RM Jacob Murphy 179 74
9 CF Jose Salomon Rondon 186 86
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
28 LB Cesar Azpilicueta 178 70
2 CD Antonio Ruediger 190 85
30 CD David Luiz 189 84
3 RB Marcos Alonso 188 85
5 CM Jorginho 180 65
17 CM Mateo Kovacic 178 78
7 CM N'Golo Kante 168 68
11 LF Pedro Rodriguez 169 64
29 CF Alvaro Morata 189 82
10 RF Eden Hazard 173 76