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If I tell you that either Chelsea or Newcastle is in third place in the English Premier League, which one would you choose? Probably Chelsea, right? Well, that’s … incorrect. The Blues are sitting in seventh place. Not having won any of their last four games has a lot to do with that.
On the other hand, Newcastle haven’t lost in their last nine games. As if that wasn’t enough, the Magpies remain undefeated at home. That’s the main reason for them to be in charge of the soccer odds despite facing one of the EPL’s juggernauts.
Let’s check the latest Premier league odds, stats, injury reports and Premier league lines for Newcastle vs Chelsea. We’ve plenty of Premier league betting odds for you to consider.
Newcastle: Almiron Leading the Way
Last season, Manchester City’s Jack Grealish made a joke (that’s what he says) about Miguel Almiron not being good enough to play in the English Premier League. Well, it seems like Almiron took it seriously and is determined to prove him wrong.
The Paraguayan has scored eight goals, enough to be the team’s top scorer and be among the league’s top scorers. Almiron scored the opener in the Magpies’ last game, a 4-1 win against Southampton. As for Grealish, he has scored one goal.
Besides Almiron, Bruno Guimaraes is also having a great season. You can expect him to be highly motivated after receiving the call from Tite, Brazil’s head coach, to represent the country in the 2022 World Cup. While Guimaraes got a spot, some other stars like Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Matheus Cunha didn’t.
As mentioned before, the Magpies remain unbeaten when playing at St. James’ Park. They own a 4-3-0 record, scoring three or more goals in three of those games and finishing with a clean sheet four times. Summing up, yes, the Magpies totally deserve to be the betting online favorites for Saturday’s clash.
Chelsea: Needing a Victory ASAP
The Graham Potter era at Chelsea began on the right foot, but things have drastically changed over the last three weeks. The Blues couldn’t win in their last four EPL games, losing the last two in a row – 4-1 to Brighton and 1-0 to Arsenal.
As if that wasn’t enough, midweek they were eliminated from the EFL Cup by Manchester City. The game finished 2-0 despite the fact that the Blues played more usual starters than the Citizens.
The trio of Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the main reason for you to consider including the visitors in your soccer picks, especially as underdogs. Mount and Sterling have scored three goals each in the EPL while Aubameyang has scored three in all competitions. If the Blues feel comfortable relying on the counter-attack, it’s because of them.
The Blues are 3-1-3 when playing on the road. If there’s something you can expect from them, it’s a good fight as they only failed to score twice. Taking that under consideration, the +210 price that they’re offering in the sportsbook to win straight up looks very tempting.
Newcastle vs Chelsea Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 170
- Newcastle Victories: 54 (205 goals)
- Chelsea Victories: 76 (262 goals)
- Draws: 40
Last season, these two met twice and Chelsea won both by a 4-0 aggregate. First, they won 3-0 at St. James’ Park with Reece James as Man of the Match after scoring a brace. Later, they won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to a late goal scored by Kai Havertz.
The Blues won eight of the last 10 meetings between the two while the Magpies won the other two. In other words, they don’t like to draw.
Newcastle vs Chelsea Match Information
- Game: Newcastle vs Chelsea
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 12th
- Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
- Location: St. James’ Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
- Newcastle vs Chelsea Live Stream: fubo.tv
Newcastle vs Chelsea Betting Lines
Newcastle vs Chelsea Prediction
I was going to recommend you include the draw in your soccer picks, but again, it seems like they don’t like to draw when facing each other. Plus, Newcastle at +130 is just too good a deal not to take. The Magpies are highly motivated and, unlike Guimaraes, Almiron isn’t going to be in the WC, meaning this is center stage for him. Once again, the Blues will put up a good fight, but not good enough.
Score Prediction: Newcastle 2, Chelsea 1
Newcastle are listed at +130 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Newcastle, you have a chance to win $130. Chelsea are +230, offering a chance to win $230 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Newcastle a 43.48% chance to win, with Chelsea at 30.30%.