At the end of the January’s first decade in London Chelsea will meet with Newcastle United. In early December, the Londoners were beaten by Alan Pardew’s with a score of 2: 1. It should be reminded that Newcastle was the clear underdog in that match despite the host status. The probability of their winning was only 15%, according to bookmakers. Will Chelsea lose twice in a row this season? Let’s find out the possible variants?
Newcastle United: The team looks awful in away matches. During the last 10 games the team scored 9 points and missed the 17 (!) Goals. Only Burnley, QPR and Lester have worse results. In the last five away matches Newcastle missed 13 goals and gained only one point.
Chelsea: The undisputed and clear favorite to win the Premier League has not lost at home for the past 10 matches: 7 wins in the league, two in the Champions League and one in the FA Cup. For 9 home games the Mourinho’s conceded only 3 goals and scored 22 goals.
Total: leaky Newcastle’s defense, aggrieved about the outcome of the away derby Chelsea. All of this suggests that many goals will be scored in the match. At least from the “blue” side. Our bet: total more than 2.5 for the 1.6.