Newcastle and Chelsea are allocated Premier League touch paper duties for the upcoming weekend in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off, but as history and recent form tells us, the visiting Blues tend to leave it until the second 45 minutes before applying the flame.
Chelsea seem to enjoy a trip up to St James’ Park, where they’ve only been defeated once in their last five Premier League visits, winning on three occasions.
What is more, punters should be made aware of a distinct pattern which has emerged in this particular fixture, of the Londoners saving the vast majority of their scoring until the second half, with eight out of their last 10 goals coming after the break.
Such a juicy stat on its own is worth jumping on the 27/20 available with Ladbrokes, that Chelsea continue the trend and do more of their scoring after the half-time whistle has sounded.
This is a punt which would have paid dividends in three of Chelsea’s last five games in all competitions as well.
Meanwhile, an even closer inspection of the recent St James’ Park tussles between the sides tells us a stab at the 12/5 that Chelsea score a goal between the 60:00 – 74:59 minutes mark, is worth a go also, as they’ve done this in three of their last five visits.
More potential profit lies in backing over 1.5 second-half goals in the game also at 21/10; a bet which would have landed in four of the last five renewals of this Premier League fixture.
These Chelsea scoring stats are not exhaustive either. Jose Mourinho’s side have now scored at least twice in each of their last six games in all competitions, so the visitors notching over 1.5 in the match at 8/11 isn’t to be baulked at either.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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