Match Preview – Newcastle United v Chelsea

Saturday 3 December 2011 12.45pm

Great performance and result at Old Trafford and hopefully a few of you followed our tip the draw at 4-1 with BET365. This Saturday we take on another of our ‘competitors’ at the top, with Chelsea coming to Toon in front of a full house.

This matchday will of course see tribute paid to a great servant of Newcastle United and football, Gary Speed. Let’s hope the match lives up to the occasion, to go alongside the pre-arranged display of cards spelling out Speed’s shirt number and Welsh tenor, Gwyn Hughes Jones, who will perform the hymn ‘Bread Of Heaven’.

On the pitch, or rather not, we will again be missing the immense presence of Cheick Tiote, with the Ivory Coaster already struggling for Norwich, according to Alan Pardew.

Interesting to see how the manager sets our team up without Tiote and the suspended Gutierrez, will he find a place for the possibly returning Best, as well as Hatem Ben Arfa?

Anyway, Danny Guthrie is looking to continue a decent run of form in Tiote’s absence and we make the 15-2 on offer at BET365 for Guthrie to score at any time, our bet of the day.

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Chelsea are sure to come and try to win the match, which could make for a very open game and goals should flow. The West Londoners come here with a recent record of five defeats from their last nine matches in all competitions. Not exactly a team we need to fear, though I’m sure Alan Pardew will make sure there is no room for complacency.

On that basis we are looking for Newcastle to come out strongly on what is sure to be an emotional day, score first and never look back. On that basis we have selected Newcastle to be winning at both half and full time at the 5-1 with BET365.

A win would be a massive boost to whatever Newcastle United can hope to achieve this season and the following four fixture would then give us every chance of going into Christmas in a very healthy position.

After the deserved penalty last week (thank you very much), the 9-1 at BET365 on Newcastle scoring a penalty at any time in the 90 minutes caught our eye. With the dribbling ability of Ben Arfa it gives every chance of winning one, especially if John Terry can keep this season’s ‘form’ up.