Kick Off: 1500, 13/05/2018
Stadium: St James’ Park
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Newcastle vs Chelsea
Chelsea need a win at Newcastle to have any chance of a top-four finish in the Premier League but St James’ Park has been a bogey ground for the Blues.
The visitors have picked up just one point from their last four trips to this venue and our Trueform ratings are close enough to suggest they are worth taking on again.
Punters can get 5/4 for the Magpies to avoid defeat and that is the first of our Newcastle vs Chelsea betting predictions.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle had little to play for when going down 1-0 to Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday, but gave Spurs a fright and had enough chances to take something from the game.
Jonjo Shelvey hit the post from a free-kick, Jamaal Lascelles and Dwight Gayle forced good saves from Hugo Lloris, while Jacob Murphy blazed over.
United midfielder Matt Ritchie told the club’s official website: “On another day, we’d take our chances and go 1-0 or 2-0 up.
“But there are a lot of positives and now we need to take those into the last game of the season. We always believe we can create chances and we want to win it.”
Newcastle lost their last home game against West Brom but had previously secured four straight wins here, including victories over Manchester United and Arsenal.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea put Huddersfield under plenty of pressure at Stamford Bridge in midweek but could only manage a fortuitous Marcos Alonso goal in that 1-1 draw.
Antonio Rudiger should have scored twice and Jonas Lossl saved brilliantly to deny Andreas Christensen following a late goalmouth scramble.
The Blues must now try to win here and hope that Liverpool lose at home to Brighton if they are to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Antonio Conte appears resigned to missing out on a top-four finish, stating: “The situation wasn’t in our hands before this game and after this draw the possibilities are less than before.
“I’m realistic. I think at the end of the season you finish in the position that you deserve.
“We dropped many points this season. If we stay fifth in the table, it means we deserve to stay in this position.”
Magpies striker Gayle opened the scoring when these teams met at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League this term and he is taken at 15/2 to break the deadlock in our Newcastle vs Chelsea betting tips.
Tottenham 1-0 NEWCASTLE
CHELSEA 1-1 Huddersfield – Marcos Alonso
Head-to-head: Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle, Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle, Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-1 Chelsea
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