Michael Owen has predicted on Colossusbets.com that Newcastle United will lose to Chelsea at home this evening.
Newcastle will host the Blues at St. James’ Park in the Premier League, and Owen believes that Steve McClaren’s side will fail to pick up even a point.
“Newcastle are another side without a win and by all accounts their first-half display at home to Watford on Saturday was as bad as it gets, and they eventually lost 2-1,” the former Newcastle striker wrote on Colossusbets.com.
“And a home 1-0 Cup loss to Sheffield Wednesday in midweek has really piled the pressure on. Steve McClaren has his work cut out but I suppose that he will be reminding his players of the fact that Newcastle have beaten Saturday’s opponents Chelsea in their last three meetings at St James’ Park.
“But, even allowing for the fact that Chelsea have not convinced in this campaign despite two recent wins, I don’t see that unlikely record continuing. I go Chelsea 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.”
Upset on the cards?
Newcastle are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment and are in dire form.
The Magpies are under pressure to win games, but the match against Chelsea is going to be tough.
Jose Mourinho’s side appear to have got their form back, and they will be firm favourites to win this evening.
However, if Newcastle score an early goal and the fans get behind the team, then there is a chance that the hosts could stage an upset.
Newcastle have earned just 15 points from a possible 75 in 2015, while a defeat today would mean that Chelsea equal the club's lowest points tally after seven matches of a Premier League season.