On Tuesday, there is a very interesting betting offer, and this time we have analyzed the quarterfinal match of the English League Cup in which Chelsea and Newcastle will face off. The start of the match between these two teams is scheduled for 9 PM.
Chelsea: Is another nightmarish season looming for the Blues?
The Blues are coming off a disastrous season in which, despite huge investments, the team not only failed to get involved in the title race but also failed to secure a position that leads to European competition qualification at the end of the championship. It seems that the transfer policy has not changed during the past summer either, and it’s worth mentioning the transfer of Kaysedo, for whom Chelsea paid Brighton an incredible 135 million euros, setting a new Premier League record. The main change occurred on the bench, as Mauricio Pochettino became the new manager of the former European champions, which in itself was supposed to be a kind of guarantee that the team from London would try to get involved in the title fight.
However, when all is said and done, it’s very possible that the team from Stamford Bridge is facing another nightmarish season, as Chelsea currently finds itself in tenth place in the table, seventeen points behind the leader Arsenal. Therefore, any discussion of a title race is out of the question, and it’s a big question whether the Blues will manage to secure a position that leads to direct qualification for the Champions League, as they are currently quite far from it, twelve points away. To be fair, in the last round, the team from the English capital finally played a pretty good match in front of their home crowd and easily defeated Sheffield, ending the duel at Stamford Bridge with a 2:0 score. However, that was only the second victory for the former English champions in their last five matches, with the team being defeated in the remaining three encounters.
At home, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have played nine matches so far and haven’t exactly shone, as they have achieved three victories, three draws, and three losses, noting that in the last two home matches, the team achieved two victories, against Sheffield and Brighton, and one draw, in a spectacular encounter against Manchester City, where we saw four goals, ending with a 4:4 score. It seems that Chelsea has high ambitions in this year’s edition of the League Cup, as it may be the only chance for the team from London to qualify for European competition. In the previous round, the Blues easily eliminated Blackburn with a 2:0 score, and certainly, all the fans of this club are hoping for another victory and a place in the semifinals of the third most important football competition in England.
Newcastle: The Magpies are recovering from their Champions League elimination!
Newcastle played at a very high level last season, which ultimately led to the team finishing in a position that qualifies for the Champions League. Ever since the wealthy owners bought the club, the ambitions changed overnight. However, when all is said and done, it seemed only a matter of time before the team from St. James’ Park would secure a spot in Europe’s premier club competition. Speaking of which, Eddie Howe’s men, unfortunately, failed to advance to the knockout phase of the Champions League, as the English representative finished last in their group of death with five points.
Interestingly, PSG only managed a draw in their last group match at Borussia Dortmund, so Newcastle needed a win at their home stadium against Milan to progress. However, the Rossoneri won that match 2-1, securing third place and continuing their European journey in the Europa League, while it meant elimination for the English side. As for the Premier League, the impression is that the popular Magpies are not playing as they did last season, although there have been a few matches at an exceptionally high level. One of the best examples of this was their home victory against Chelsea (4-1), whom they will face tonight in the quarterfinals of the English League Cup. Currently, the black and whites are in sixth place in the Premier League, four points behind fifth-placed Tottenham and five points less than fourth-placed Manchester City.
Naturally, that fourth position is the primary goal again, as it’s the last spot that leads to Champions League qualification. In their last five matches, Eddie Howe’s men have achieved three victories and two losses. In the previous round, the Magpies were better on their home turf against Fulham, winning 3-0, with the observation that there were no goals in the first half of the game. Regarding away matches, Newcastle has played eight games on the road and, to put it mildly, has not been very successful, as they have only managed one win, two draws, and five losses during this period, which is certainly too much for a team aspiring to secure another Champions League spot through the league.
Our Betting Suggestions
At first glance, we see that this is a very difficult duel to predict, and this time we advise you to try betting on goals, which, in our opinion, will be scored by both sides tonight at Stamford Bridge. We suggest focusing on the ‘Both Teams to Score (gg)’ bet, for which the bookmaker Mozzartbet has prepared odds of 1.75.
Chelsea has quite serious ambitions in this year’s edition of the League Cup, and this time we give a slight advantage to the Blues, so we suggest you try betting on a home win (fr 1) with odds of 1.90.