Kick-off: 1600, 26/08/2018
Stadium: St James’ Park
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Newcastle vs Chelsea
Newcastle have made a stuttering start to the new Premier League campaign but we haven’t forgotten the way they closed last season with a 3-0 demolition of Chelsea.
In fact, the Blues have gone five trips to St James’ Park without a win, with the Magpies coming out on top in four of those encounters.
That head-to-head record in the North-East makes 17/4 for another United victory tempting enough to be our initial Newcastle vs Chelsea prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle have only picked up one point from two games but it could have been much better for Rafael Benitez’s side.
Mohamed Diame and Salomon Rondon both hit the woodwork late on in a 2-1 home loss to Tottenham, while Kenedy had a stoppage-time penalty saved in the goalless draw at Cardiff.
Overall, though, United will have been satisfied with a stalemate in Wales after substitute Isaac Hayden was shown a straight red card on 66 minutes.
“We’ve got to look at a point as a positive because we had 10 men,” said defender Paul Dummett.
“We knew before the game that their style of play was to get the ball up top and try and bully us a bit, but we didn’t let that happen and our goalkeeper hasn’t had to make any saves.”
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea were adept at taking their chances in a 3-0 victory at Huddersfield and a 3-2 triumph against Arsenal.
The Blues let a 2-0 lead slip when entertaining the Gunners after Pedro and Alvaro Morata had put them in control, but Eden Hazard then set up Marcos Alonso’s 81st-minute winner.
“In quality, we are going very well,” said new manager Maurizio Sarri. “In quantity, we have to improve.
“I think it’s normal. We started to work all together two weeks ago. My target now is to play 90 minutes like the first 25.”
However, Chelsea did look very vulnerable at the back during a 20-minute blip leading up to half-time, with Arsenal wasting several good chances to add to their tally.
We reckon 15/1 for a 2-1 home win is worth including in our Newcastle vs Chelsea betting tips.
Cardiff 0-0 NEWCASTLE
CHELSEA 3-2 Arsenal – Pedro, Alvaro Morata, Marcos Alonso
Head-to-head: Newcastle 3-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle, Chelsea 3-1 Newcastle, Chelsea 5-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-2 Chelsea
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