Leicester City vs Newcastle United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
Leicester City will be back at King Power after clinching two impressive wins on the road. The Foxes have bagged the total of six goals past West Bromwich Albion and Brighton & Hove Albion. They are now up against another in-form side Newcastle United. The clash is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
The Magpies have clinched back-to-back clean sheet wins over Southampton and Huddersfield Town. These successes have moved Rafael Benitez’s men away from the danger area at least for a while. Nonetheless, the Spanish manager will have reasons to be worried since his side has not been pulling up any trees on travels lately. The Magpies have lost three and drawn two of last five games on the road across competitions. They’ve been particularly easy to break down in the process, allowing two or more goals on four out of five occasions.
This will be the music to the ears of Jamie Vardy who has been enjoying a solid spell of form lately. The English forward has bagged 15 goals so far in the season. He was the goalscorer for the Three Lions in the 1-1 draw against Italy during the international break. Vardy also notched one of team’s two goals in last weekend’s away win in Falmer.
Overall, Leicester City are unbeaten in four consecutive league outings. At home, they’ve won two and drawn four of last six in the Premier League. Given Newcastle’s somewhat poor run on travels, we could expect the continuation of such fine trend for the Foxes here.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United: Head-to-head
Leicester City have entirely dominated this match-up in the recent H2H history.
The Foxes have won all of last five meetings with Newcastle United.
This includes a 2-3 win for Leicester back in mid-December at St. James’ Park.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United: Prediction
Newcastle United have been struggling for results on travels in this term of the Premier League.
Given that the Foxes have been pretty inspired in the final third lately, we must see the value in backing the home win at the 1.95 odds.
Also, Jamie Vardy is well worth backing as the anytime goalscorer at the odds of 2.20.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United: Bet Tips
Leicester City to win @ 1.95
Jamie Vardy to score anytime @ 2.20