Chelsea faces relegation-threatened Newcastle at Stamford Bridge in Saturday’s Premier League late kick-off with both sides in need of points for very different reasons.
Chelsea v Newcastle United
Kick-off 5:30 Saturday 13th February 2016
Live on Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD
Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea seem to be the home draw specialists in the top-flight the moment. The Blues made it four consecutive draws at Stamford Bridge in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United last time out.
Gus Hiddink’s side are now unbeaten in nine Premier League games, but six of those games have been drawn, so the Blues are not exactly in imperious form of form of late. If you fancy backing Hiddink’s team though they are available at odds 7/5 of with 10bet.com
Last season’s top scorer Diego Costa has hit form though of late, scoring six goals in his last eight Premier League appearances. The Spaniard is available at odds of 7/5 with Coral to open the scoring in this clash.
Newcastle heads to Stamford Bridge on the back of a vital 1-0 home victory over West Brom last time out. The win could prove crucial as it took Steve McClaren’s team out of the relegation zone.
However, the side from the north east remains just a point clear of the drop zone and their away record is woeful. The Magpies have suffered defeat in 15 of their last 18 top-flight away games and last time out on their travels were hammered 3-0 at Everton, when in truth it could have been far worse. If you fancy an outside bet the north east side are odds of 7/1 at Bet365.
Chelsea have recorded a lot of home draws in recent home games and top-flight games in general and you can back the draw at odds of 19/5 with BetVictor.
Chelsea have not been playing fantastically this season, but I have a feeling that the Blues are about to get back to winning ways with a home win in this game, which can be backed at odds 0f 7/5 with 10Bet