Back The Boys Against Chelsea With 138.com
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Betting partner 138.com brings Magpies fans the best odds ahead of Saturday's game against Chelsea
Newcastle United play host to Chelsea on Saturday in the Barclays Premier League (12.45pm kick-off), a fixture the Magpies will be desperate to win for a second season running.
Our betting partner 138.com brings United fans the best odds as ahead of the game at St. James' Park.
It has been a tough week for Newcastle, losing to bitter rivals Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby last weekend and tasting defeat to Manchester City in extra-time of their Capital One Cup tie.
The Magpies will take heart, however, in the fact they won the corresponding fixture last season, beating the Blues 3-2 with an 89th minute winner from Moussa Sissoko.
Newcastle have one of the poorer defensive records in the league, having not kept a top fligh clean sheet since the end of August.
Chelsea have been in stunning form of late, winning six on the bounce, and it looks as though Fernando Torres may be on his way back to his best.
Unbelievably, Jose Mourinho is still looking for his first Premier League win at St. James' Park. In his three previous attempts, the Portuguese boss has picked up just two points.
Newcastle to win: 5/1
The Draw: 11/4
Chelsea to win: 4/7
These clubs have met seven times in the past three years and a total of 25 goals have been scored, 12 of which have come from Newcastle.
The recent overall trend in Newcastle's Premier League games is definitely for goals over 2.5, and both teams to score (yes) have collected in each of the last six.
Both teams to score: 4/6
Over 2.5 goals: 4/6
The Newcastle faithful are waiting for this season to kick start; will it happen on Saturday? We believe Newcastle will be firing on all cylinders and will take the game to Chelsea from the first whistle.
Newcastle to win both halves: 20/1
Loic Remy to score first and Newcastle to win 2-1: 75/1
Loic Remy: 15/2
Papiss Cisse: 9/1
Shola Ameobi: 10/1
Hatem Ben Arfa: 10/1
Yoan Gouffran: 11/1
For all the best odds as Newcastle host Chelsea on Saturday Afternoon, click here. (Odds subject to market fluctuations)