Chelsea Can Record First Win In Newcastle Since 2011
When Newcastle play Chelsea there are often goals and generally Chelsea do not score most of them. There have been at least three goals in seven of the last eight meetings but Chelsea have not won in Newcastle since 2011. All runs eventually end so the prediction could be a win for Chelsea in a low scoring game. Mike Ashley owns Newcastle but has other priorities and Chelsea have won both their league matches this season. Let’s go with the scoring trends but not recent outcomes and suggest BOTH TEAM TO SCORE AND A CHELSEA WIN at 11/4 with Betfair.
Watford have also picked up maximum points from their opening two fixtures but the value of the form is questionable because the opponents have been Brighton and Burnley. Crystal Palace won over the first weekend but lost to Liverpool at home on Monday night. However, Palace were holding their own until Liverpool scored from a dubious penalty at the end of the first half. Palace have avoided defeat in their last seven visits to Watford. In Wilfried Zaha they will have potentially the best player on the pitch and Watford looked a poor outfit at the end of last season. Therefore the bet is CRYSTAL PALACE to beat Watford and the best price is 2/1 with bet365.
It will be difficult to follow the York Ebor meeting but there is some decent racing today at Goodwood and the Curragh. The Irish track stages two juvenile contests that could have implications for the Classics next season. It is difficult to see beyond Anthony Van Dyck in the Futurity Stakes at 3.05. Goodwood’s Group 3 contest over seven furlongs for horses aged three and older at 4.10 is more open. On recent form and ratings BRETON ROCK is the horse to back at 4/1 with Ladbrokes.