Newcastle vs. Chelsea Prediction and Picks: Will Chelsea Brilliance Continue?

Chelsea heads to St. James' Park this Saturday to battle Newcastle. What are the best betting picks? Soccer expert Alex Campean is here with the answer.
Alex Campean
Thu, October 28, 11:28 AM EDT

Newcastle vs. Chelsea Prediction and Picks: Will Chelsea Brilliance Continue?

When: Saturday, October 30, 10:00 a.m. ET

Where: St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Leaders Chelsea travels to play the richest club in the Premier League on Saturday, trying to maintain the top spot in the EPL standings.

Newcastle vs. Chelsea Prediction

Newcastle: Rich But Winless

With just four points earned in 9 games, Newcastle is sitting 19th in the EPL standings, just 2 points above bottom-placed Norwich. They are one of the three winless teams this season, and they have the second-worst defense in the league with 20 goals conceded.

The $412m takeover of Newcastle United has officially been completed three weeks ago, with a Saudi-led consortium ending Mike Ashley's 14-year ownership of the club, and the supporters are dreaming of a successful trophy-laden future.

After the takeover, the management sacked manager Steve Bruce. Several top managers have already been linked to the potential vacancy, but former AS Roma and Porto coach Paulo Fonseca tipped to take over. Assistant coach Graeme Jones is leading the team on an interim basis. With two games under new ownership, Newcastle is still winless but managed to win a crucial point on the road against Crystal Palace, with Callum Wilson being again the man with the goal. He scored 4 goals in 5 games for Newcastle this season.

The Magpies have around £200million to spend and stay within FFP limits over the next three years, but 1st they must save themselves from being relegated and then rethink their strategy. They will definitely sign 3-4 players in the winter transfer window. There's a long wishlist, and probably after they appoint a new manager, they will start to strengthen their squad.

The hosts have failed to keep a clean sheet this term and have allowed 2+ goals in six of their nine games. Last season they lost both games against Chelsea, failing to find the back of the net. Despite playing on their home turf, they are massive underdogs being priced at +800 with Bet365.

Chelsea: Seventh Heaven

If we take out the two defeats, to City in the Premier League and Juventus in the Champions League, Chelsea has been in excellent form. Since the two consecutive defeats, they won five games in a row across all competitions, keeping three clean sheets in the process. They are leading the EPL standings, and despite having some injury issues, they are expected to destroy Newcastle on the road.

Backing a Chelsea win to nil has generally been a perfect betting spot since Thomas Tuchel took over. You can find great odds for this outcome with most online sportsbooks. The best price is offered by Bet 365 (+120).

For the leaders, Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner are out, while Christian Pulisic seems likely to miss also this one. The good news for Chelsea's fans is that N'Golo Kante should be back while Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be assessed on Friday.

The Blues are unbeaten this season on the road, winning three of their four away games and conceding just 1 goal in the process. They tend to keep things tight away from home, but if you offer them spaces, they will definitely take advantage and score many goals.

Newcastle vs. Chelsea Betting Picks

If Chelsea hit top form, they should have enough to cover the -1.5 spread on Saturday. Without Romelu Lukaku, Tuchel will play Kai Havertz in the attack. He will be assisted by the duo of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount. In addition, the trio of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, and Thiago Silva will do their best to help Chelsea keep a clean sheet.

Mason Mount scored a hat-trick for the Blues last week against Norwich and is priced at +265 to be anytime goalscorer. We expect Chelsea to lead from half-time, so Chelsea HT/FT is another great bet to take, which is priced at +105. We have three valuable betting picks for this match-up. Newcastle has scored in their last seven, so that's why we will stay away from the 'Win to nil' market.

Newcastle vs. Chelsea Picks

  • Chelsea -1.5 (+105)
  • Chelsea HT/FT (+105)
  • Chelsea To Score in Both Halves (+115)
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