Newcastle United v Chelsea: how to watch on TV as Magpies head into World Cup break in Champions League places, prediction, betting tips & odds
Newcastle United play their final home game before the winter break for the FIFA World Cup this weekend. To say the Magpies are enjoying a terrific season is an understatement, and the next stop for the black and white train is the visit of Chelsea.
Eddie Howe’s team are presently third in the Premier League, and even defeat against Chelsea will not put them below fourth going into the break. Newcastle’s midweek Carabao Cup victory against Crystal Palace extends the club’s undefeated streak, which began in August.
Newcastle won their fourth league match in a row last weekend, a stunning 4-1 victory against Southampton. This was the fourth time this season that the Magpies had scored four or more goals in a single game.
Opponents Chelsea has not won a league game since the middle of October. Graham Potter was defeated by his former team Brighton, and this was followed by a 1-0 loss at home to Arsenal.
Newcastle should be confident of extending their unbeaten home record to eight games. This is a streak that began in April. A win over Chelsea would put them nine points ahead of their London rivals.
How to watch Newcastle United v Chelsea on TV
The match is a 5.30pm kick off on Saturday, November 12 and has been picked for live TV coverage by Sky Sports Main Event. Highlights of the match will also be available on both Sky Sports and BBC’s Match of the Day.
Newcastle v Chelsea betting tips
*These odds were culled from Bet9ja (the odds were correct as at time of posting)
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Newcastle to win @ 2.35 odds
Booking code: 32HL6BT
Newcastle have not lost in their last 10 games, with nine of those games coming in the Premier League. The Magpies are also on a four-game winning streak in the league and are brimming with confidence. Eddie Howe’s team has been in excellent form and would like to go into the 2022 World Cup break on a high note. St. James’ Park has been a great fortress this season, as they are unbeaten when playing in front of their fans.
Newcastle United to score over 1.5 Goals @ 2.16
Booking code: 32HLXLF
Newcastle United have been in great goalscoring form lately, scoring ten goals in their last three Premier League games. The Magpies have also scored at least two goals against the top six teams this season, with the exception of Manchester United (0-0 draw). We are backing the Toon Army to get at least two goals against the Blues this weekend.
Newcastle to score first @ 1.85
Booking code: 32HMZPN
Newcastle have scored the first goal of the game in four of their last five games, while Chelsea have conceded the first goal of the game in four of their last five games. We expect a fast start from the Toon Army in front of their fans, and their energy could be too much to handle for a Chelsea side that has looked short of energy in recent times.