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

Newcastle vs Leicester prediction: Newcastle 1-3 Leicester

When these two met at the King Power Stadium in September, Leicester City ran out 5-0 winners.

That was one of many high points so far for the Foxes in, what has so far been, a very memorable season.

As for Newcastle, they were in crisis back then but have since shot up the table.

Who will win this time at St James’ Park?

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Newcastle United vs Leicester City: Who will win?

Despite being the home side, Newcastle are big underdogs to win this game at 17/4.

Leicester are odds on at 4/6 to record a third victory over Newcastle of the season.

A draw is 11/4.

Both teams to score is 10/11.

Over 2.5 goals is also 10/11.

Leicester City to win and over 2.5 goals is 11/8.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Andy Carroll could lead the line for Newcastle. He is 9/1 to open the scoring and 7/2 to score anytime.

Joelinton could partner him. The Brazilian is 10/1 to score first and also 7/2 to net anytime.

Jamie Vardy will be back in the Leicester XI. The Premier League’s top scorer is 21/10 to break the deadlock and 3/4 to add to his tally.

Kelechi Ịheanachọ has also been amongst the goals of late. The Nigerian is 13/5 to score first and evens to net yet again.

Both Jonjo Shelvey and Andy Carroll to score is 28/1.

Both Jetro Willems and Miguel Almirón to score is 110/1.

Both Vardy and Ịheanachọ to score is 14/5.

Both James Maddison and Ayoze Pérez to score is 10/1.

Newcastle United vs Leicester City: Match preview

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 30: Jetro Willems of Newcastle United celebrates with teammates Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almirón of Newcastle United after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

On 29 September, Newcastle United were demolished 5-0 at Leicester and thereby plunged into the relegation zone.

That was the Magpies’ biggest league defeat since 3 October 2015, 158 matches prior.

This led to almost all Newcastle fans wanting Steve Bruce gone after just seven matches at the helm.

However, since then, their form has really turned around.

In the 12 games following that hiding, the Toon Army picked up 20 points beating Manchester United, West Ham, Bournemouth, Sheffield United, Southampton and Crystal Palace.

That saw them leap as high as ninth in the table by Christmas Day.

Nevertheless, they do come into this one following back to back defeats.

On Saturday, they lost 2-1 at home to Everton following a 4-1 hiding at Old Trafford against Manchester United.

The defeat to Everton was their first home reverse since the opening day and one of the keys to their relative success has been the strength of St James’.

It won’t be easy but will the home faithful be celebrating a win here?

Will Leicester win back to back matches?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford FC at The King Power Stadium on December 04, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

As for Leicester City, they are well and truly back on track.

Brendan Rodgers’ side endured a real reality check over Christmas.

They saw their eight-match winning run in the league end with a 1-1 draw to Norwich.

Then, they were outclassed in back to back matches, losing 3-1 at Manchester City an 4-0 at home to league-leaders Liverpool.

That was the first time they’d gone three matches without a win in the same season since Rodgers took over.

However, they got back to winning ways at the weekend.

On Saturday evening, goals from Kelechi Ịheanachọ and then Demarai Gray saw them beat West Ham relatively easily 2-1 at the London Stadium.

That means they stay second, one point above Manchester City but crucially a whopping 11 points clear of fifth place.

It shouldn’t be forgotten that if Leicester did finish in the top four that would be a remarkable achievement.

Given all of that, the Foxes will be very confident of leaving Tyneside with all three points.

Newcastle United team news vs Leicester City

Newcastle United’s Jonjo Shelvey celebrates scoring his sides second goal for Newcastle United v Manchester City – Premier League – St James’ Park 30-11-2019 . (Photo by Richard Sellers/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)

Steve Bruce, like most managers, had been tinkering with his squad given that they had to play two matches in 43 hours.

However, following a much needed four-day break, this’ll be something close to his strongest XI.

As always, Martin Dúbravka will be in goal; he’s now made the most saves in the Premier League with 81.

In defence, Ciaran Clark and captain Jamaal Lascelles are both injured.

So, Federico Fernández, Florian Lejeune and Fabian Schär are likely to continue at centre-back.

Fabian Schär’s goal against Everton now means 50% of Newcastle’s goals this season have been scored by defenders.

Left wing-back Jetro Willems has contributed two of those strikes; he’ll keep his place in the side.

On the other side, DeAndre Yedlin is likely to get the nod over Javier Manquillo and Emil Krafth.

In midfield, the Longstaff brothers, Sean and Matty, both started at Old Trafford six days ago.

However, Jonjo Shelvey and Issac Hayden, who started in the Everton game, will retain their places.

Further forward Allan Saint-Maximin, who’s impressed since joining from OGC Nice in the summer, won’t be fit until the end of the month.

This means they’ll continue with a 5-2-1-2 rather than 5-2-2-1.

So, Miguel Almirón will support the front two of Joelinton and Andy Carroll.

Carroll won 24 aerial duels against Everton; the most in a single Premier League game since records began in 2006.

He has also has provided three assists in his last five Premier League games, as many as he’d registered in his previous 89 combined.

Nevertheless, between them, those three have managed just two goals this season.

Can they add to that and down Leicester?

Leicester City team news vs Newcastle United

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 14: James Maddison during the Premier League match Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 14, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

As for the visitors, Brendan Rodgers has some very tough decision to make.

Leicester have made nine changes to their line-up at West Ham on Saturday.

The last Premier League side to make 9+ changes to their starting XI this early in the season was Blackpool in November 2010.

Thus, given that this much changed side beat West Ham and the usual starters hadn’t won any of the last three, it’ll be interesting to see who Rodgers picks.

Nevertheless, this side is likely to look like the one that faced Liverpool as, in the next seven days, they host Wigan in the FA Cup before entertaining Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg.

Thus, there will be plenty of opportunities for every member of the squad.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is one of just two players who started both of their last two games.

The other is centre-back Jonny Evans.

He’s likely to be rejoined at the back by Çağlar Söyüncü and full-backs Ricardo Pereira and Ben Chilwell.

James Justin and title winners Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs will drop back out.

In midfield and attack, it could be all change but there are numerous options.

In the centre, Hamza Choudhury and Nampalys Mendy, who started at West Ham, will be replaced by Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison.

Further forward, against his old club, Ayoze Pérez could get the nod over Harvey Barnes and Demarai Gray.

This would allow Rodgers to play with two centre-forwards.

Kelechi Ịheanachọ has been directly involved in five goals in his last four Premier League appearances, as many as his previous 31 for the club.

This means he’ll surely start alongside Jamie Vardy.

He missed the West Ham win to witness the birth of his daughter but will be back in looking to add to his 17 Premier League goals already.

This side should be too strong for Newcastle.

Predicted Newcastle United line-up vs Leicester City

Predicted Newcastle United line-up vs Leicester City

Predicted Newcastle United line-up vs Leicester City.

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Newcastle United

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Newcastle United

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Newcastle United.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

The Premier League table:

1Liverpool FC34302275264992
2Manchester City34223986345269
3Chelsea FC341861063461760
4Leicester City34178964323259
5Manchester United341610859332658
6Wolverhampton Wanderers34131384537852
7Sheffield United34131293533251
8Arsenal FC34121485042850
9Tottenham Hotspur341310115244849
10Burnley FC34147133846-849
11Everton FC34129134149-845
12Southampton FC34135164356-1344
13Newcastle United341110133550-1543
14Crystal Palace34119143043-1342
15Brighton & Hove Albion34812143647-1136
16West Ham United3487194059-1931
17Watford FC34710173153-2231
18AFC Bournemouth3477203259-2728
19Aston Villa3476213665-2927
20Norwich City3456232663-3721
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