Tip Newcastle Chelsea
on 18 January 2020
As the English Premiership enters its fourteenth-placed side Newcastle host fourth team Chelsea at St. James Park. The Magpies have not won a league match in four encounters and travel after their victory in six matches all round following their 4-1 victory over Rochdale in an FA Cup return round match. Longstaff, Almiron and Joelinton were the scorers in the FA Cup win, a victory that was boosted by an O'Connor own goals. This also became Newcastle's third win in six home matches since November last year. When it comes to goal count, Newcastle's home games have been high-scoring, with five of six ending with over 2.5 strikes. The Blues travel for the match leaving behind a 3-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League. Jorginho, Tammy Abraham and Hudson-Odoi were the men behind the Chelsea win, their fourth victory in six matches across all competitions. Away matches are a bag of mixed fortunes for Chelsea though as they have only won twice and drew once in six fixtures. Four of the team's last six away matches, however, ended with over 2.5 goals scored and five had both opponents on the score card. When it comes to head to head pairings, Chelsea are playing well against Newcastle, whom they have beaten five times in six matches across all competitions.
Our bet explained
- Newcastle have won three times in six home matches.
- Five of Newcastle's last six home matches had more than two goals.
- Chelsea have won twice in six away matches.
- Four of Chelsea's last six matches had more than two goals scored.
- Chelsea beat Newcastle in five of six fixtures.
Our Newcastle Chelsea tip
While Chelsea are doing well in the league and are almost certain of a victory, their away form has not been encouraging and we suspect that they could give away an easy goal. We see both teams scoring in this match and the total tally to rise above two.