Newcastle United vs Chelsea
Sunday 26th August 2018
FA Premier League, St James Park
Live on Sky Sports Premier League – Kick-Off: 16:00 GMT
Newcastle United vs Chelsea – Newcastle and Chelsea will go head to head this Super Sunday in Premier League action.
The hosts have been a picture of frustration so far. Meanwhile, Chelsea have flourished under new management in Maurizio Sarri.
Newcastle are priced at 4/1 to win this match by SkyBet, in light of their disappointing draw with Cardiff in their last outing. They have managed only one point from two matches. They should have continued their promising showing from the Tottenham loss however their creative players such as Kenedy couldn’t get into the game. Jamaal Lascelles has marshalled the backline superbly under Benitez’ management but will have his hands full with Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard this weekend. Joselu will be a key figure if Newcastle are to provide a shock. The Spaniard is priced at 9/1 to score first this weekend.
Chelsea have had a strong start to the season and are priced at 8/13 to beat Newcastle away from home. Their recent victory to Arsenal did not come without its drama, however a late finish from left wing back Marcos Alonso made sure all three points were secured at Stamford Bridge to make it six points from two games. Spanish winger Pedro has kept Eden Hazard out of the starting line-up and scored twice so far. He is 15/8 to score anytime however it is unsure whether Hazard, priced at 13/8, will return to the starting side. Chelsea should have too much quality for Newcastle – expect plenty of possession, shots and corners for the visitors. They’ve averaged 5 corners per match so far but expect 7+ this weekend.
The referee for this match will be Paul Tierney. The official brandished three yellow cards in his only match of the season so far. Newcastle are no strangers to the referee’s pocket so expect 40+ booking points.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League and kicks off at 16:00 GMT.
Prediction: Newcastle United 0 – 2 Chelsea
Suggested Tips – Newcastle United vs Chelsea – (BET365)
- Correct Score – 2-0 Chelsea – (link no longer available).
– Chelsea will have too much attacking prowess for the Newcastle defence to deal with.
Suggested Tips – Newcastle United vs Chelsea – (SKYBET)
- Correct Score Group Betting – Chelsea to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 – 13/8.
- Scorecast Boost – Eden Hazard to score first and Chelsea to win 2-1 – 40/1.
- Both players to score – Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard – 5/1.
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