The first fact to be outlined about this Chelsea v Newcastle prediction is that it’s a Carling Cup match, a competition that’s usually neglected by the big guns in England. The major forces like Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal usually field players from their youth systems giving a break to their starters. Tonight’s matches will be no different, as Carlo Ancelotti will certainly rest Drogba, Terry and Lampard.
In fact, BetOnWins expects a surprise in this game as our Chelsea v Newcastle prediction is for a Draw. If the game ends tied after 90 minutes, two extra times of 15 minutes each will follow. Carlo Ancelotti already confirmed that some of his youngsters will get a chance to shine tonight versus Newcastle in this third round of the Carling Cup. Chelsea’s fresh talents – Jeffrey Bruma, Gael Kakuta, Daniel Sturridge and Patrick van Aanholt – will all start.
Here is what the Italian said: “It is a good experience for them to play this kind of game. They are involved this season more compared to last season and when there is an opportunity I want to give them the opportunity to play and show their quality.” Ancelotti has confirmed that Czech will be replaced at goal by Ross Turnbull, while Ashley Cole, John Mikel Obi, Essien and Drogba are not part of the squad. Lampard is also not available as he is still recovering from hernia.
BetOnWins’ Chelsea v Newcastle prediction is for a Draw, because of the players the home side will be missing and for another reason as well. Newcastle are not to be underestimated anymore. After coming back in the Premier League, they have been putting up some great performances and are definitely here to stay this time. Plus, it’s about time for Chelsea to stop winning at least for a little bit.
BetOnWins Chelsea v Newcastle Prediction: Ancelotti will field players from Chelsea’s youth system against a rough and tough Newcastle team that views the Carling Cup as their only realistic chance of winning silverware this season. The online betting companies like bet365, pinnacle and bwin provide some super good odds for this Draw.
Keep in mind that we are going after the surprise here so don’t bet your house on that pick, but a good idea is to try with a small portion of your available betting funds.