EPL Betting: Newcastle's stunning win
Alan Pardew's men are tied on points with Tottenham, one behind Arsenal.
Papiss Cisse scored two goals away at Stamford Bridge yesterday in the Premier League match against Chelsea, giving Newcastle a chance of making the Champions League next year.
Newcastle's chances of finishing in the Top 4 this season are still very much alive after a remarkable 2-0 win over Chelsea.
There were a few changes to the home side's team but there was no excuse for conceding two goals given that with the exception of the rested Ashley Cole, it was pretty much the strongest defence they could field. Demba Ba made all the headlines for Newcastle in the first half of the season but since January it's been his Senegalese team-mate Papiss Cisse who has been the star. It was Cisse who scored both goals on the night, one in each half.
A Newcastle win was backed at 9.4 and the 2-0 scoreline at 60.0 with a Newcastle clean sheet trading at 8.8. The win means Alan Pardew's men are tied on points with Tottenham, one behind Arsenal, but the Magpies have a much worse goal difference and have the pleasure of hosting league leaders Manchester City in their next match. That's why they're considered the 4.2 outsiders of the three in the Top 4 market on Betfair. As for Chelsea, they'll have to do it the hard way if they're to be in the Champions League next year. They're 22.0 to finish in the Top 4 and will only play in it if they beat Bayern in the final of this year's edition.
Spurs enjoyed a super win of their own, against Bolton. Luka Modric showed just why everyone was so keen on him staying at the club during the summer with a wonderful opening goal. Rafael van der Vaart slotted the ball to him straight from a corner and the little Croatian found the top corner. Bolton hit back just after the break but van der Vaart grabbed one of his own and Emmanuel Adebayor scored two to make it 4-1 to the visitors and leave Bolton in serious trouble. Spurs were backed at 2.78 to win the game and at 4.5 to be up at the break and win the game. 5 goals or more was matched at 13.5.
Bolton now trade at 1.97 for the drop, pretty much exactly the same price as QPR. They host West Brom on Sunday in what will be Roy Hodgson's penultimate match in charge of the Baggies before he starts his duties as England manager.