Chelsea vs Newcastle United Prediction
On May 28, 2023, Chelsea will host Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in a thrilling Premier League encounter. The match is scheduled to kick off at 15:30 UTC, and the Chelsea vs Newcastle United odds are poised interestingly given the current form of both teams. A noteworthy fact that makes this clash particularly interesting is the historical dominance of Chelsea at home against Newcastle, with only one loss in their previous 27 home games against Newcastle.
The Chelsea vs Newcastle United prediction would inevitably be influenced by the recent form of the Blues. The London club is winless in their last seven home games in all competitions, drawing three and losing four. This represents their longest winless streak at home since a run of 10 games between November 1987 and April 1988. In terms of goal-scoring, Chelsea has struggled at home, failing to score in eight home games in all competitions this season, a statistic last surpassed in the 1980-81 season.
However, Chelsea's final day prowess cannot be overlooked. They are unbeaten in their last 12 final day matches when wrapping up the Premier League season at home, winning nine and drawing three since a 3-1 loss against Aston Villa in 2001-02. Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling have been their main threats at Stamford Bridge this season, scoring five and four goals respectively.
Newcastle United Preview
In the context of Chelsea vs Newcastle United tips, it's worth noting that the Magpies are unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches. Newcastle has also shown considerable strength in their away performances in London, having won four and drawn two of their six Premier League games in the capital this season. Their last unbeaten season in London was the 1996-97 campaign.
Defensively, Newcastle has been solid, keeping 14 clean sheets in the Premier League, with goalkeeper Nick Pope being instrumental in these shutouts. On the offensive end, Kieran Trippier has been a key provider, creating 110 chances for his teammates this season, a record for a Newcastle player since 2003-04. Callum Wilson, with four Premier League goals in London this season, will be another player to watch.
Betting Tips Chelsea vs Newcastle United
Given the trends and performance figures, a couple of logical bets can be recommended. Firstly, considering Chelsea's recent struggles to score at home and Newcastle's defensive solidity, betting on a low-scoring match or 'Under 2.5 Goals' might be a smart choice.
Secondly, given Callum Wilson's scoring form in London this season and Chelsea's recent susceptibility at the back, a bet on 'Callum Wilson to Score Anytime' could offer value.