Newcastle United v Chelsea Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Our tipster thinks that the Blues should keep the shot-shy Magpies at bay when the teams meet at St James' Park in the Premier League on Sunday

Chelsea's faint hope of Champions League qualification was dealt a massive blow by Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues will conclude their Premier League campaign with a testing trip to Tyneside to face Newcastle United and former boss, Rafael Benitez.

Latest odds

Despite their FA Cup final date with Manchester United looming large, Chelsea are chalked up as dabblebet's 8/13 (1.62) favourites to pick up all three points on Tyneside.

The Magpies have long secured safety - a target comfortably achieved by Benitez's side this term - but they have been beaten in each of their last four fixtures.

dabblebet go 14/5 (3.80) that the match ends all square, while the same firm offer 9/2 (5.50) that Newcastle sign off for the season with victory against Antonio Conte's men.

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Team news

Ethan Ampadu and David Luiz are out for Chelsea. Danny Drinkwater is unlikely to feature despite returning to training, although Conte could shuffle his pack ahead of the FA Cup final.

Jesus Gamez and Christian Atsu are Newcastle's injury absentees, while loan striker Islam Slimani is suspended.

Goals at a premium?

Newcastle have failed to find the net in three of their last four matches and scoring goals has proven problematic for the Magpies all season.

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Indeed, Benitez's men have averaged fewer than one goal per game in the Premier League and dabblebet go 23/20 (2.15) that the hosts draw a blank on Sunday.

Chelsea have scored just three goals in their last three games and odds of 17/20 (1.85) are available on there being fewer than three goals in the game.

Tips and predictions

It is worth noting that Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last 10 Premier League victories, while the Magpies have scored just once in their last four outings.

As such, dabblebet's 23/20 (2.15) quote for Conte's men to keep a clean sheet could represent good value for punters ahead of Sunday's showdown at St James' Park.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Chelsea to keep a clean sheet at 23/20 (2.15) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet 

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