Leicester vs Newcastle betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Leicester vs Newcastle prediction: Leicester 1-0 Newcastle

Confidence is sky-high at Leicester following last weekend’s late win over Tottenham. Brendan Rodgers is seeking a third successive win in all competitions after his side secured their spot in the next round of the Carabao Cup.

Leicester are undefeated in their last five home matches. Their last home defeat in April came at the hands of Newcastle.

Newcastle United are looking for a first victory in four outings as they attempt to increase the one-point gap above the relegation zone.

Leicester vs Newcastle: Who will win?

Liverpool are the only side to pick up more points at home than Leicester this season (7). Leicester are 1/2 favourites to win the match while Newcastle are 13/2 to win. The draw is priced at 3/1.

Despite their impressive home form, Leicester have only scored five league goals at home this season. Under 2.5 goals in the match can be backed at 4/5, while a Leicester clean sheet is priced at 5/6.

Jamie Vardy has scored 3 goals this season. Vardy is 7/2 to open the scoring and 6/5 to score anytime in the match.

Leicester vs Newcastle Premier League match preview

Leicester City host Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The two sides met at St James’ Park last month in the 2nd round of the Carabao Cup. James Maddison opened the scoring for the visitors before Yoshinori Muto equalised in the second half. The match was decided by a penalty shootout which Leicester won 4-2.

Leicester head into matchweek 7 in 3rd position following last week’s 2-1 win at home to Spurs. The VAR-filled match was not without its controversies as both sides had goals disallowed. Ricardo Pereira’s goal cancelled out Harry Kane’s opener before James Maddison secured the win with a long-range effort five minutes from time.

Leicester’s fine form continued in midweek as they beat Championship outfit Luton Town 4-0 at Kenilworth Road. There was a debut goal for James Justin, while Demarai Gray, Youri Tielemans and Kelechi Iheanacho also got their names on the scoresheet. Leicester have been drawn against Burton Albion in the next round.

Newcastle were held to a 0-0 draw by Brighton at St James’ Park last weekend. The Magpies begin the weekend one position and one point above the relegation zone. Steve Bruce’s side have five points from their opening six games, although that includes an away win over Tottenham Hotspur, and defeats to Arsenal and Liverpool.

A 0-0 draw with Brighton last week means Newcastle have won just the once in all competitions this season and they have now failed to win in four. The Magpies, though, have won their last two trips to the King Power Stadium, but will face an uphill task to secure a positive result here.

Indeed, Leicester will be confident of making it four wins from their last five in all competitions in Sunday’s clash.

Steve Bruce becomes the second Newcastle manager to go winless in his first three Premier League home games. The first: Steve McClaren (4-games) in 2015-16.

Sunday’s match will be the 25th Premier League meeting between these two sides. Newcastle have won on 11 occasions against the Foxes, losing eight and drawing five.

Ayoze Perez scored the only goal of the game when the two sides met in last season’s corresponding fixture at the King Power in April. Perez was playing for Newcastle then, prior to his summer move to Leicester.

Leicester team news vs Newcastle

Brendan Rodgers made seven changes for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie. Only Youri Tielemans, Jonny Evans, Wilfred Ndidi and former Newcastle player Ayoze Perez survived from the win against Tottenham.

Harvey Barnes, Ricardo Pereira, Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel were unused substitutes against Luton and should be fresh for Sunday.

James Maddison is a doubt for the weekend with an ankle injury picked up against Spurs. Dennis Praet is the favourite to replace Maddison from last weekend’s starting lineup, but Demarai Gray and Marc Albrighton are also pushing for starts.

Daniel Amartey is still struggling with an ankle problem, but the Ghanaian made Tuesday’s matchday squad.

Perennial absentee Matty James remains sidelined with a calf problem.

Newcastle team news vs Leicester

Matt Ritchie has a slight chance of being included in the squad after making a surprise return from an ankle injury.

Allan Saint-Maximin has a recurring hamstring injury and needs to be assessed. Christian Atsu and Miguel Almiron should start out wide, either side of Joelinton. Andy Carroll only managed a cameo role against Brighton and will be hoping for more minutes on Sunday.

DeAndre Yedlin has returned to training following a groin injury but still lacks match practice.

Jonjo Shelvey should keep his place in midfield as Sean Longstaff looks set to miss out again with an ankle injury he picked up in training.

Dwight Gayle and Florian Lejeune are long-term absentees with calf and knee injuries respectively.

Emil Krafth and Javier Manquillo will battle it out for a starting berth at right-back, with the Spaniard considered slight favourite.

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Predicted Leicester XI vs Newcastle

Predicted Leicester XI vs Newcastle

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Predicted Newcastle XI vs Leicester

Predicted Newcastle XI vs Leicester

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