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

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Newcastle United vs Leicester City betting tips

This article covers Newcastle United vs Leicester City betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Newcastle United  vs Leicester City betting preview.

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

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

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: A detail shot of the Nike match ball on the EA Sports plinth during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on September 29, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle United vs Leicester City: Match details

Match: Newcastle United vs Leicester City

Competition: Premier League

Date: January 3, 2021

Kick-off time: 2:15 pm, January 3, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: St James’ Park


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

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on January 01, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Newcastle United 1 – 2 Leicester City

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The Magpies welcome Leicester City to St James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday for this Premier League match.

These sides share quite an even record in the Premier League. Their 26 meetings have seen 11 Newcastle wins, 10 Leicester wins and 5 draws.

However, since the start of 2015, matches have been largely dominated by Leicester. Newcastle have lost 9 of the last 11 matches between these sides, in all competitions.

This includes last season as The Foxes completed a league double over Newcastle.

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

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)

Newcastle United vs Leicester City: What are the betting odds?

The Geordies are 4 Premier League games without a win coming into this match. They are the 17/4 underdogs to break their winless streak here against Leicester.

Leicester have won on each of their last 5 visits to St James’ Park. No side have picked up more points this season on their travels than the Foxes either. They start the match as 8/13 on favourites to pick up their 7th away win of the season here.

Leicester drew their last match of 2020 against Crystal Palace. While the Magpies have drawn each of their last 2 Premier League matches. Odds of 16/5 are available for them to share the points in the first match of 2021.


Newcastle United vs Leicester City – recent form and head to head statistics

Newcastle United FC vs Leicester City FC form
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Newcastle United FC vs Leeds United - 1:2
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Aston Villa FC vs Newcastle United FC - 2:0
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Arsenal FC vs Newcastle United FC - 3:0
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Sheffield United FC vs Newcastle United FC - 1:0
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Arsenal FC vs Newcastle United FC - 2:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Brentford FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:3
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Leicester City FC vs Chelsea FC - 2:0
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Leicester City FC vs Southampton FC - 2:0
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Stoke City vs Leicester City FC - 0:4
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Newcastle United FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:2
Last 5 games for Newcastle United FC
January 26, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United FC 1 - 2 Leeds United
January 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 2 - 0 Newcastle United FC
January 18, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 3 - 0 Newcastle United FC
January 12, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 1 - 0 Newcastle United FC
January 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Arsenal FC 2 - 0 Newcastle United FC
Last 5 games for Leicester City FC
January 24, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Brentford FC 1 - 3 Leicester City FC
January 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 0 Chelsea FC
January 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 0 Southampton FC
January 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Stoke City 0 - 4 Leicester City FC
January 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United FC 1 - 2 Leicester City FC
Newcastle United FC vs Leicester City FC Premier League 20/21 form
Newcastle United FC Leicester City FC
20 Matches played 19
5 Matches won 12
170 Goal attempts 209
62 Shots on goal 78
61 Shots off goal 71
80 Corner kicks 97
37% Average ball possession 52%
47 Shots blocked 60
38 Cards given 38
279 Free kicks 285
34 Offsides 39
5 Shots on post 3
4 Shots on bar 3
16 Goals by foot 30
2 Goals by head 2
19 Goals scored 35
34 Goals conceded 21
Newcastle United FC vs Leicester City FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Newcastle United FC Leicester City FC
31 Matches 31
16 Home Matches 15
15 Away Matches 16
34 Total Goals 47
1.1 Average Goals Scored 1.52
12 Wins 12
12 Losses 12
7 Draws 7
Last 5 games & match results between Newcastle United FC and Leicester City FC
January 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United FC 1 - 2 Leicester City FC
January 1, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Newcastle United FC 0 - 3 Leicester City FC
September 29, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Leicester City FC 5 - 0 Newcastle United FC
August 28, 2019 EFL Cup 19/20 Newcastle United FC 1 - 1 Leicester City FC
April 12, 2019 Premier League 18/19 Leicester City FC 0 - 1 Newcastle United FC

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

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Newcastle player Christian Atsu in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on September 29, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle United vs Leicester City: Recommended bets

Newcastle United’s last home victory over Leicester City came back in 2014 by a scoreline of 1-0. The win was courtesy of a Gabriel Obertan goal 20 minutes from time. A repeat of this score on Sunday is available at odds of 14/1.

Leicester City won 0-3 on their last visit to St James’ Park. You can back them at 14/1 for the same scoreline here on Sunday.

Both matches between these sides last season saw over 2.5 goals scored. Unfortunately for Newcastle United, all 8 goals were scored by Leicester. You can back another high scoring game here on Sunday with odds of 4/5 on for over 2.5 goals.

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Jamie Vardy (below) has 11 goals in 10 away matches this season for the Foxes, in all competitions. He also scored twice against the Magpies last season at the King Power Stadium. The former England international is the 13/5 favourite to score the game’s opener on Sunday. Or you can back Vardy at 8/11 on to bag a goal at any time during the game against Newcastle.

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Jamie Vardy Leicester

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City (l) celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on September 29, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle United vs Leicester City: Match preview

Leicester seem to have Newcastle’s number in the Premier League in recent times. They have won 9 of the last 11 matches between them. Even the two defeats were by a narrow 1-goal margin.

Ayoze Perez clearly left an impression in those defeats, being involved in every goal for Newcastle and scoring what proved to be the winner on each occasion. This no doubt stuck in the mind of Leicester when they bought him in the summer of 2019.

Jamie Vardy loves playing against Newcastle

However, it is Jamie Vardy that often steals the headlines in the matches between these sides. No player since the 1960s has more goals than Vardy’s 5 in this fixture. Newcastle legends Peter Beardsley and Alan Shearer come as close as anybody, with 4.

Two of Vardy’s 5 goals were the winning goals in matches against the Geordies. He also created Shinji Okazaki’s winning goal in their 1-0 win in March 2016.

If last season is anything to go by, it looks like Brendan Rodgers has Steve Bruce’s number also. Rodgers’ Leicester stuck 8 past Newcastle without reply last season. Their 5-0 win at the King Power Stadium was the biggest win for either side in history in this head-to-head.

You also need to go back to the 1-5 win here in 1965 to find a bigger winning margin in an away match than their 0-3 win at St James’ Park last season.

Leicester accounted for 14% of the goals conceded by Newcastle in the Premier League last season. The Magpies are also conceding goals at a higher rate than they were last season.

Although, the 0-0 draw against Liverpool last time out will give them some confidence that we won’t see another mauling by Foxes at St James’ Park on Sunday.

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

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Sean Longstaff of Newcastle United looks dejected 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 Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Newcastle United team news vs Leicester City

Isaac Hayden is suspended for the visit of Leicester. He has accumulated 5 yellow cards in the Premier League this season and now will serve a one-match suspension.

Martin Dubravka was in the matchday squad against Liverpool for the first time this season. He had missed the previous 15 matches due to a heel injury. Given Karl Darlow’s man of the match performance against the league-leaders, he could have a fight on his hands to win back the #1 shirt.

Ryan Fraser has had a rough start to life at Newcastle, starting only 2 Premier League matches in a season interrupted by injury. He has missed out on the last 2 squads with a pelvic injury but could be fit for their FA Cup tie against Arsenal next weekend.

Allan Saint-Maximin is also ‘weeks away’ from a return to action after a battle with COVID-19.

However, there is better news on Jamaal Lascelles. The Geordies’ captain has been out since November but is making good progress and is expected to be involved against Arsenal.

Paul Dummett has had a difficult season with injuries. He has started only one match and has missed the last two due to illness. However, he is available for selection once again here. Although, he is likely behind both Jamal Lewis and Matt Ritchie in the pecking order.

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

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City after their sides 3-1 win during the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Leicester City team news vs Newcastle United

Ricardo Pereira hasn’t played for Leicester since March 2020. He is battling back to fitness and is expected to return at some point this month for the Foxes.

Wesley Fofana missed the trip to Selhurst Park with a knee injury.

However, Caglar Söyüncü (above) was in the matchday squad against Crystal Palace for the first time since the start of October. He had missed the previous 11 matches with a tear to the abductor muscle. Due to Fofana’s ongoing problem with his knee, he is expected to start against Newcastle.

Cengiz Under is also expected to miss out for the trip to Newcastle. The 23-year-old winger has only managed one start since signing for the club in the summer. He is currently out with a slight hamstring problem.

James Maddison scored on his last visit to St James’ Park. He missed the Foxes’ last match due to a knee problem but should be okay for the weekend.

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Predicted Newcastle United line-up vs Leicester City

Newcastle United's predicted XI to face Leicester City.

Newcastle United’s predicted XI to face Leicester City.

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Newcastle United

Leicester City's predicted XI to face Newcastle United.

Leicester City’s predicted XI to face Newcastle United.


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