Newcastle United vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 29th September 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. James Park (Newcastle).
Newcastle are currently in the relegation zone having garnered only 2 point in the last 6 EPL matches. They are in poor form and may be it is high time they bounce back to winning ways before it is too late.
They will be coming into this hoe matchup with the aim to scoop the three points. However, they will need to be more focused and maximize on the chances they get. Otherwise, they will be beaten in yet another matchup. Ahead of this home game, Florian Lejeune is the only injury concern that Rafa Benitez have.
Leicester are motivated after qualifying for the next stage of the Carabao cup after edging out the Wolves via penalties. This obviously implies that they will be in high spirits as the travel for this Saturday matchup.
Even after losing in two consecutive games against Liverpool and Bournemouth, they managed to bounce back a clinch a win in the home game against Huddersfield. This away game will definitely be easy for the Foxes but they must stay put and aim at coming out of this game with something.
Demarai Gray will miss out this away game due to the nasty ankle injury sustained in that Carabao Cup game against Wolverhampton. Matty James will also miss this game with a calf problem.
Newcastle vs Leicester: Head-to-Head
- Newcastle was lucky to scoop the win in the last h2h meeting in April this year.
- In the last 5 h2h encounters, Newcastle have won only once while Leicester City have won the in the rest 4 matches.
- The last 2 consecutive meetings have seen both teams scoring.
Newcastle vs Leicester: Prediction
Even with a poor overall performance, Newcastle have been able to score in most of their fixtures, especially against some league giants. It is viable to predict that they will score in this home game.
The Foxes have also been capable of scoring in all 6 of their EPL games. This is a clear indication that they will find the net in this one. The 3 way selection for this clash seems to be difficult. The odds are in favor of the home while, while in terms of performance and persistence, the favorites to get the 3 points in this one are the Foxes.
Newcastle vs Leicester: Betting tips
BTTS @ 9/10 (1.90)