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Few goals to come as Chelsea meet Newcastle at Stamford Bridge

| 23.08.2012

Chelsea meet Newcastle at Stamford Bridge this Saturday, with a stand-out bet appearing to be the 11/4 about two goals occurring in the match.

The gap between these two sides appeared to narrow significantly last season, with Newcastle actually finishing above Chelsea in the Premier League standings.

They traded away victories over each other during that campaign also, with the Magpies registering a 2-0 triumph at Stamford Bridge in the latter stages of the season.

That match represented the fourth time in the past seven encounters of the sides from which two goals emanated, and the third time such an instance occurred within the last five meetings.

Such statistics support the notion that two goals featuring in this match is a tempting bet, as does Chelsea’s 2-0 success over Wigan in their opening outing of this term.

With such a mixed bag of results emerging from games between these sides in recent years too, it seems wise to focus on goal markets when betting on this game.

Indeed, there have been victories for either side, along with two draws in only the last four clashes of the teams, whilst half of those games featured exactly two goals.

It is also worth noting that last season, the two sides collectively played out 17 games which reaped two-goal hauls, including one game against each other.

For punters more inclined to back a side to achieve a particular goal total meanwhile, markets are available also, and a case can be made for either side.

Chelsea were victorious via a 3-0 margin away to the Magpies last season, and are a tempting 11/10 to score two or three times in this match.

The Toon Army though, as aforementioned, reacted with a 2-0 win away to the Blues, and as such may appeal at 9/4 to score two or three goals on Saturday.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee