Leicester City v Newcastle United Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Newcastle United v Leicester City

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Sunday, September 29, 2019


King Power Stadium

Punter's Pick

Given recent form, Leicester are rightfully starting this game as favourites. We still feel the 1/2 offered by Bet365 for a Foxes win is decent value given the poor showings from Newcastle this season. Another market which is providing excellent value is the over 3.5 cards market currently being offered at 11/10. This has materialised during the Carabao Cup game between the two already this season and in the game played at the King Power Stadium last term. 

Leicester City welcome Newcastle to the King Power Stadium, with the two teams operating at opposite ends of the table. Leicester City will be looking to continue their great form under Brendan Rodgers and get into the Champions League places, with Newcastle looking to climb out of the relegation zone.

Leicester City come into this game having secured an impressive 2-1 victory over top four rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The Foxes went down to a Harry Kane strike but showed real class in coming back and winning courtesy of goals from Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison. The England hopeful struck with a long-range effort and fans will start to reminisce about their title winning season and hope that their team can continue to progress.  The team were also boosted in midweek when they put four past Luton in the Carabao Cup with Demarai Gray, James Justin, Youri Tielemans and Iheanacho all scoring.

Newcastle have had a poor start to the season drawing two and losing three. They did manage a shock 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur courtesy of a Joelinton strike but the Magpie’s find themselves in the relegation zone at the start of this fixture. Despite some investment in the summer, the team are struggling for goals having not scored two or more in any of their games this season. Striker Joelinton who came in for a club record fee has only managed one in his opening six Premier League fixtures and Miguel Almiron has also struggled to provide support which will be a huge concern for Steve Bruce. The manager will point to the fact that Newcastle have drawn three out of their last four games in all competitions and at least are proving difficult to beat as a sign of progress. But more victories are needed to ensure the Magpie’s don’t get sucked into a season long relegation battle which will leave their passionate fans furious.

In team news, Leicester City could be without star playmaker James Maddison who is a doubt after picking up a knock against Tottenham. Matty James is also continuing his recovery from an Achilles injury and remains a long-term absentee. Jamie Vardy is likely to start the game as a lone striker with the likes of Ayoze Perez and Youri Tielemans expected to support when in attack.

Newcastle manager Stever Bruce has confirmed that Andy Carroll, Sean Longstaff, and Allan Saint-Maximin are all fit to at least be part of the matchday squad. DeAndre Yedlin is also expected to be part of the team after missing the last five months after groin surgery. Joelinton is expected to continue leading the line and he will be hoping to start repaying the huge fee shelled out in the summer after a slow start.

In recent meetings these two teams have actually been closely matched. In the past two seasons they have won one game apiece in each season and all the wins for each team have been away. Newcastle will be taking heart from those stats however the last time they won at the King Power Stadium it was courtesy of a goal from Ayoze Perez, who is now part of the Leicester setup. A game earlier in the season during the Carabao Cup ended in a 1-1 draw, with James Maddison opening the scoring and Muto getting the equaliser. Leicester managed to get through on penalties but the Magpie’s will feel they have the resources to get something out of this game.

Punter's Pick

Given recent form, Leicester are rightfully starting this game as favourites. We still feel the 1/2 offered by Bet365 for a Foxes win is decent value given the poor showings from Newcastle this season. Another market which is providing excellent value is the over 3.5 cards market currently being offered at 11/10. This has materialised during the Carabao Cup game between the two already this season and in the game played at the King Power Stadium last term. 

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