Chelsea travel to Newcastle on Sunday, knowing only a win offers only the slightest of hope for Champions League soccer next season. Looking for value in the Chelsea vs. Newcastle odds? Read on to inform your Chelsea vs. Newcastle prediction.
A look at the Chelsea vs. Newcastle odds
It is no surprise that Chelsea go into this game as favourites, particularly seeing as Newcastle have lost their last four Premier League matches. The odds point to goals in this encounter with over two goals priced at 1.395*.
Chelsea vs. Newcastle stats: What you need to know
Time: Sunday, May 13, 15:00 GMT
Venue: St James Park
- There have been under 2.5 goals in eight of Newcastle last 10 Premier League home games
- Chelsea have won their last three Premier League away games
- Newcastle have lost with a one-goal margin in their last four matches
- Chelsea have scored the least number of goals in the Premier League of the top six
Inform your Chelsea vs. Newcastle prediction
Anything but a win for Chelsea ends any slim hopes that the Blues may have in playing Champions League soccer next season.
A win will turn their attention to Anfield, where Antonio Conte will be hoping that Chris Hughton’s Brighton can overcome all the odds and claim all three points against Liverpool. The odds suggest that Brighton have a 5% chance of taking all three points against the Champions League finalists.
It is a slim hope, but with Liverpool’s attention very much on their Champions League final on May 26, there is a certain possibility that it may come to fruition. It will be a satisfying end to a season that has been disappointing for Chelsea.
Newcastle have little to play for in this Premier League season, albeit Rafa Benitez maybe looking to get one over his old club.
The Magpies have a respectable record at home against the top six this season, taking seven points from a possible 15 including two wins from five. Prior to their loss to West Brom at St James’ Park, Newcastle were undefeated in their last eight at home, including four wins in a row.
Chelsea vs. Newcastle betting: Where is the value?
This is by no means an easy game for Antonio Conte’s men, particularly after their lacklustre performance last time out against Huddersfield.
Yet they do have something to play for, which may be the difference between the two sides on Sunday. Nevertheless, the value looks to lie in the Total Goals market (with the Under 2.5 perhaps appealing to bettors).
Chelsea have scored just one goal in their last four Premier League outings, meanwhile Newcastle have lost by a single goal margin in all of their last four Premier League games. Whilst the odds may point to a high scoring game, Under 2.5 odds of 2.020* could be a smart move, particularly with the patchy form of Chelsea’s strikers.