The meeting between the Premier League’s flop clubs is hectic

Will Chelsea or Newcastle still be able to rise to the top of the Premier League?

The most interesting game of the day

In the Premier League’s only match of the evening, Chelsea and Newcastle, who have played their season in the bottom corner so far, will meet. The teams are ranked 11th and 10th in the table. Chelsea started the season with a new manager Mauricio Pochettino’s under, with the clear goal of improving on last season’s 12th place and reaching at least the Europa League. With ten matches left in the season, the team is already eight points behind its minimum goal.

In terms of the game, Chelsea has little to worry about, as the team has gotten more or less the number of points it has earned. On the injury side, on the other hand, the Londoners have had a problem throughout the season, as the team has practically not been able to play with their optimal lineup. Now to the circle of former absentees (Benoit Badiash, Carney Chukwuemeka, Wesley Fofana, Lesley Ugochukwu, Reece James, Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia) have also joined defenders Levi Colwill mixed Ben Chilwell.

Newcastle, who finished fourth last season, had high goals like Chelsea at the beginning of the season. However, the miserable period that fell between December and January also probably ruined Newcastle’s dreams of next season’s Euro courts. Newcastle lost no fewer than six of their seven league games between the beginning of December and mid-January. The last six matches have gone with only one loss. An unfortunate addition to Newcastle’s otherwise improving sick list was in the previous match against Wolves, when the all-important Kieran Trippier injured his calf. The injury shouldn’t be serious, but at least Trippier will miss the Chelsea game. There are other absentees Lewis Hall, Matt Targett, Callum Wilson, Nick Pope, Joelinton and Sandro Tonali.

The starting points of the match are even rare for both teams in the sense that both have been allowed to rest and train for a week and a half in peace before the evening dawns. This has definitely been good for the teams that have been stuck in the match jam for a long time. From the tempo of the match, you can reasonably expect it to be tougher than the games of recent times. In terms of the number of goals, this twists the match in a direction with more goals.

In terms of betting, the main goal number line for the match has been set at no less than 3.25 goals. Over-bets don’t taste good on such a high line. I believe that Newcastle will continue some kind of upward trend despite Trippier’s absence, and as the best bet for the game, I pick Newcastle +0.75 found on the side of the Asian lines with a coefficient of 1.78. This same item was hinted at in the tag already last week, and I added it to the track only once. Chelsea – Newcastle starts at 22:00.

The best betting tip of the day

The best hockey idea for Monday can be found in the Mestis playoffs. KOOVEE persevered in its first match of the opening round on Saturday against JoKP in Outokumpu until the second overtime before succumbing to a 3-4 loss. JoKP was so much ahead in the game events that the reversal of the balance of power tonight in favor of the people of Tampere is a big surprise.

JoKP won Saturday’s fight in shots 91-43, saves 57-21 and expected goals 7.0-2.1. At the level of the entire season, JoKP has been practically superior in their mutual encounters against KOOVEE. JoKP wins 4-1, goals 18-8, shots 299-163 and total expected goals 22.3-10.2. When KOOVEE plays relatively better away from home than at home with its straightforward game tactics, today JoKP should be a clear favorite despite their away game. The 1.62 offered for JoKP’s actual game-time win is even a marginal odds of 62%. KOOVEE – JoKP starts at 18:30.

Today’s games: Chelsea – Newcastle+0.75 2 (coefficient 1.78) and KOOVEE – JoKP 2 (coefficient 1.62).

Total balance of the day’s games for the year: 37/78/85%

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