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Chelsea vs Newcastle EFL Cup Soccer Bet Picks

One of three EFL Cup quarter-final ties between EPL teams takes place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening, as Chelsea hosts last year’s beaten finalists Newcastle. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and live betting in the English domestic competitions.

Chelsea’s Only Chance for Silverware

Chelsea was looking for significant improvement on last season’s 12th-place finish, but it has not materialized under Mauricio Pochettino, making their quarter-final at Stamford Bridge a key encounter.

Chelsea vs Newcastle EFL Cup Soccer Bet Picks
Chelsea vs Newcastle EFL Cup Soccer Bet Picks

EFL Cup betting fans saw Christopher Nkunku for the first time at the weekend, even though he didn’t make it off the bench. This could be a chance for the Frenchman to make his debut for the club, adding a goal threat they haven’t had this year.

He’s one of the best players in Europe and we can’t wait to include him in our EFL Cup player props. They’re also lacking defenders, with first-choice fullbacks Reece James and Ben Chilwell both likely to miss out. Wesley Fofana could be starting at the back if fully fit.

Enjoying the luxury of playing all three ties on home soil so far, Chelsea has seen off AFC Wimbledon, Brighton and Blackburn in the English capital to make it this far.

 

Newcastle Back in Business

Newcastle recorded a win after three consecutive defeats on Saturday, which should take some pressure off Eddie Howe. They are winless in their last five away games in all competitions, which is a cause for concern.

By virtue of avenging last season’s Wembley disappointment, Newcastle will vie for a spot in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup for just the seventh time since the turn of the millennium. They were beaten in seven successive quarter-final ties before collecting their runners-up medals last year.

Newcastle’s perpetual fitness woes continue to torment Howe and co., as both Joelinton and Fabian Schar were substituted with muscular issues in the first half of the beating of Fulham.

Schar is believed to have tweaked a gluteal muscle, and Howe fears that Joelinton has suffered a hamstring strain. The pair join Sandro Tonali, Nick Pope, Jacob Murphy, Matt Targett, Javi Manquillo, Elliot Anderson, Joe Willock and Harvey Barnes on the absentee list. On top of that, Kieran Trippier and Alexander Isak are doubtful.

 

Chelsea Has Upper Hand on Newcastle

The two teams have met five times in the Carabao Cup and the hosts have the upper hand with four wins and a defeat.

Chelsea’s last four EFL Cup quarter-final ties have ended with a victory, and not since an extra-time loss to Sunderland in 2013-14 have the hosts –who have scored at least twice in every game during their four-match unbeaten run at home– been eliminated at this stage of proceedings.

Chelsea is unbeaten in their last 11 home meetings against the visitors, recording 10 wins and keeping seven clean sheets. Six of Newcastle’s last nine away games have featured at least three goals.

Chelsea vs Newcastle Game Information

  • Game: Chelsea (3-0-0) vs Newcastle (3-0-0)
  • Location: Stamford Bridge, London, England
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, Dec. 19, 3:45 p.m. ET
  • Chelsea vs Newcastle Live Stream: Fubo.tv

 

Chelsea vs Newcastle Spreads and Odds

Chelsea vs Newcastle Best Soccer Bet for Dec. 19

The hosts enter this clash as favorites, priced at -125 on the three-way moneyline according to our latest EFL Cup odds, while the goal line is set at three.

With Chelsea having lost one of their last seven matches at Stamford Bridge and Newcastle winning just one of their last eight on the road, form would point to a home win.

However, it may not be as easy as that, and enthusiasm for this tournament is likely to be stronger in the away camp as Pochettino never showed much of an appetite for it during his time at Tottenham.

We expect Pochettino’s troops to crush Newcastle’s dreams of silverware once more, but the visitors should have enough to contribute on the scoresheet.

Soccer Pick: Chelsea ML (-125)

 

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