Newcastle United vs Leicester City
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Newcastle United vs Leicester City | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Sorry Newcastle will try to win for the first time this season, against the solid Foxes, who know how to play in the matches like the upcoming one at Saint James Park. The home team is in a desperate situation, and they need to improve something, and they need to do it remarkably fast, otherwise, going back to the Championship becomes a reality.
Newcastle managed to get out a draw at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace, 0:0, and they did by defending their own goal throughout the majority of the match. On the other side, we have Leicester who easily defeated Huddersfield with 3:1 at Kings Power stadium.
Rafa Benitez is probably the manager with the highest odds of getting sacked in the near future. The Magpies are looking awful, and they are playing without any offensive creativity. Four goals they have scored so far were a product of either set pieces or counter-attacks. In situations when they have the ball and need to create some chance, Newcastle is probably the worst team in the league. At the moment, Benitez and his troops have 11 matches in a row without a win. What is even more critical is the fact that they allowed two or more goals in four of the previous five. Only two points in six events are not indicating a bright future for these guys.
For the second time this season, Leicester City managed to get out a victory against the Wolves. Only this time it happened in the Carabao Cup, and after the penalties. After 0:0 in the regular 90 minutes, Foxes’ players had more nerves during the penalty shootout, and went to the second stage of the League Cup. After three straight matches, this was the first one in which they managed to keep a clean sheet. But when you play against the Wolves there aren’t many chances to score, and the same situation awaits them against the Magpies, who are even more defensive. Leicester had all three losses away from home this season, and that is their weak spot, but we might say that their youth is the real cause for that. The Foxes have many young and talented players who are still inexperienced and have certain oscillations, but as the season goes by, these negative factors will slowly disappear and Claude Puel will have one very good squad. The game against the Wolves was the first after five straight which ended with under 2,5 goals.
Latest Team News
Salomon Rondon is expected to appear on the pitch this Saturday, while Florian Lejeune is still sidelined because of his knee injury. He will probably undergo a surgery pretty soon. The guests are coming only without Matthew James, whose Achilles is still not prepared for the maximal efforts.
Newcastle has a positive record against the Foxes with 52 wins, compared to 43 losses they suffered throughout the history. In 27 matches, the regular part ended without a winner. Last year, interestingly, the visitors won in both clashes. At Saint James Park, Foxes were better 2:3, while the reversed fixture finished with 1:2 in favor of the Magpies.
Odds and Predictions
Despite their negative run and poor morale, Newcastle is a winner in this battle. 2.40 is set on them, while 3.00 is on Leicester to triumph. A draw is 3.20.
Newcastle United vs Leicester City | Top Betting Tip: Draw (1-1)
When it comes to betting here, under 2.5 goals is the best possible solution for this event. If you don’t want to risk that much, playing on a low number of goals is the smartest thing to do. Although Newcastle is the host in this match, be sure that they are not going to attack, and that Benitez will set up a tactic to wait for the counter-attacks. Leicester is very nasty when playing away from home, despite not winning a single event. Puel’s team will also have the same approach; only they have a much more lethal transition and score more often. We do not see them losing here, so a double chance draw or Leicester is our proposal. If you want the exact score, this one is the most realistic, Newcastle – Leicester 1:1.