Chelsea goals and a Newcastle win make best bets shortlist

Chelsea goals and a Newcastle win make best bets shortlist

After a heavy first course in the mid-week feast of Premier League action, the quirks of fixture scheduling means fans only have two games to tuck into on Wednesday night.

That certainly doesn’t mean there can’t be any money made though, and the bods at news.bwin have scoured the form to find the best punt to place for each encounter:

Chelsea to score over 1.5 goals v Watford @ 11/10

Along with improved form, wider smiles and lifted moods, Guus Hiddink’s arrival has brought goals back to Chelsea’s play.

The Stamford Bridge club have scored 18 in the eight games the Dutchman has taken charge of, netting two or more in a match on six occasions.

Four of those six have come in the Premier League and with Diego Costa re-engaged and performing near his best, the Blues look a cracking price at 11/10 to score over 1.5 goals against Watford.

The Hornets’ defensive organisation, especially at home, has played a large part in them nestling into the safety of 10th place.

Outside the top five, only Southampton have conceded less goals, but Watford haven’t found a way to stop the elite from netting multiple times at Vicarage Road.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City have all landed this bet on the road to Watford this season and Chelsea can certainly follow suit.

Newcastle to beat Everton @ 17/4

The last time the Toffees claimed a league win was against Newcastle on Boxing Day. They welcome Steve McClaren’s side to Goodison Park having claimed just three points in the five games since and with the Magpies boosted by winter arrivals.

Although Seydou Doumbia isn’t likely to start on Merseyside, Andros Townsend is expected to join Jonjo Shelvey in the XI for the first time since arriving from Tottenham.

That duo could spike the Magpies’ creativity, which has been sorely lacking in away games this season to the tune of just six goals.

If any side is the ideal opponent to help grease some rusty attacking cogs, it’s Everton. Roberto Martinez’s side have kept just one clean sheet at home in the league this term and are winless in front of their own fans since a 4-0 November win over Aston Villa.

It’s the perfect time to take the value on Newcastle to win, at 17/4.