January 5, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With both teams boasting potent attacks and weak defences recently, Goal is backing plenty of action at the King Power Stadium on Friday evening
Third-placed Leicester City will be determined to bounce back from a bitterly disappointing draw last weekend when they welcome Newcastle United to the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Friday night.
Despite playing against 10 men for 80 minutes, the Foxes could only draw 1-1 with Southampton and are now five points clear of West Ham in fifth after the Hammers won 2-1 at Burnley.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United Latest Odds
Following those dropped points, bet365 make Leicester just 2/5 (1.40) favourites to get back on track with a win and close in on confirming their place in next season’s Champions League.
Victory for Newcastle would almost certainly be enough for them to avoid relegation but they are out at 7/1 (8.0) to take three points on this ground for the third time in four visits.
None of the last 11 Premier League meetings between these teams has ended in a draw and that result is 15/4 (4.75).
Leicester City vs Newcastle United Team News
James Justin and Harvey Barnes are both out until next season and Wes Morgan is also unlikely to feature again this term, whilst Jonny Evans faces a late fitness test but should be fit to start.
Injured quartet Jamaal Lascelles, Ryan Fraser, Karl Darlow and Isaac Hayden will all definitely miss out and so will the suspended Fabian Schar, but Joe Willock returns after being ineligible to face Arsenal last week.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United Preview
Although they remain five points clear of fifth, some alarm bells may be ringing in the back of Leicester’s mind after a dire performance meant they had to come from behind to get anything at 10-man Southampton last week.
That failure to keep a clean sheet marked the 10th time in 11 Premier League games that the Foxes have conceded and that run looks set to continue with Newcastle having scored nine in their last seven.
However, the Magpies have a similarly bad defensive record as their opponents on Friday, having conceded in 12 of their last 13, and are unlikely to be able to stop a fairly rampant home side who have netted 22 times in their most recent 11 league outings.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score is offered at 19/20 (1.95) by bet365 and provides excellent odds-on value for this fixture, especially with Willock back for Newcastle and looking to strike for the fourth game in a row.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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