Newcastle United vs Leicester
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 3 January 2021
Kick-off at 14:15 UK/ 15:15 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park.
The Foxes are one of the best teams in the competition at the moment, and are placed third in the table. However, they have dropped some points recently, and that has cost them a spot at the top of the table.
Still, hope is not lost. The first-placed Liverpool have now failed to win three of their preceding five league games, and are next taking on tough customer Southampton.
On top of that, the second-placed Manchester United are pitted against the fifth-placed Aston Villa this game week, and at least one of the two will be dropping points.
Likely, it’s an opportunity for Brendan Rodgers’s men to get into a more promising position in the podium – should they secure a win this Sunday.
They are locking horns with the struggling Magpies this match-day, and note that Steve Bruce’s men also have a worrying h2h record against this rival over the years.
As such, expect Leicester to make good use of this opportunity and deliver a memorable performance at the St. James’ Park.
Newcastle vs Leicester Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest match-up had ended in a 0-3 win for the 2015-16 EPL champions, on the road.
- They have a combined scorecard of 8-0 from the past two encounters.
- They have recorded eight of the previous ten overall wins.
- At this venue, the guests have a 100% winning record since 2015, barring a single draw.
Newcastle vs Leicester Prediction
Rodgers’s men recorded a 1-1 draw on the road the last match-day, against Crystal Palace. In the meantime, the Magpies were held to a 1-1 draw the past game week at home, by Liverpool.
Going on, Bruce’s men are on a winless run in the past five match-days, and have a total of just four victories from their past 15 attempts.
At home, they have a total of just five wins in 19 appearances, and three of these had come against relegation-threatened squads, and one had come in the EFL Cup against a team from the Championship.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in 13 of their former 17 overall fixtures, and remained so in ten of their past twelve road trips.
More importantly, Rodgers’s men also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years, and especially so in the past five seasons.
Considering these stats, along with the determination of the Foxes to climb up the table – expect a convincing Leicester win this Sunday at the St. James’ Park.
Newcastle vs Leicester Betting Tips
To Win: Leicester @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Leicester @ 1.75 (3/4).