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Newcastle, without a win to their name so far this season, have a home fixture this weekend and will hope that they can get the monkey off their back with a win over Claude Puel’s unpredictable Leicester. From losing heavily at Bournemouth to thrashing Huddersfield, you don’t know which Foxes will show up from one week to the next, and that makes Newcastle vs Leicester betting tips complicated. While the hosts are narrow favourites, any decent performance from the visitors should see them win here.

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29. September 2018 | 15:00
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Leicester to win
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Maddison to score any time
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Leicester 2-1
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We’d go right ahead and say that the Newcastle vs Leicester best odds of the weekend are 888’s 17/5 on James Maddison scoring at any time. He’s had a flying start to his career in blue, scoring three in his first six games, and has proven to be a threat from set pieces. Newcastle will win at some point, and the underachieving Foxes might be a reasonable shout for the opponent they do it against. However, with most of their first team back together after suspensions and injuries, we would back Leicester to take the points here, at 19/10 with William Hill. Finally, picking a correct score, we don’t see either side keeping a clean sheet. 2-1 to Leicester, at 19/2 with Unibet, looks good to us.

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Leicester to win
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Leicester 2-1
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Newcastle vs Leicester Betting Tips: Form Guide

Newcastle Need To Do More

It’s easy to look at Newcastle United’s ultra-defensive approach, look at the players they have available and the teams that they have played so far, and accept that their lack of goals, and winless record, is just what’s going to happen to such an under-resourced team. Rafael Benitez isn’t in a position to sign a Lacazette, a Mahrez or a Kane, so the extent to Newcastle’s ambition must be to finish above three other teams in the league. That’s all well and good – and their four defeats have come against teams in European competition – but if you can’t take the brakes off when playing the likes of Cardiff and Crystal Palace, then you’re going to struggle to avoid relegation.

The truth is, with Kenedy, Jonjo Shelvey and a few others in their squad including winger Christian Atsu, Newcastle could afford to open up and play more. They’ve defended heroically against Spurs, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal so far this season. Each game has been close. Each game has been lost 2-1 – which is better than many teams will do against those opponents, but still means zero points have been gained from those games. Meanwhile, Watford have beaten Spurs. Manchester City were held to a draw at Wolves, and nearly lost. In each of those games, a smaller team took the game to their bigger opponent, and got something from it. Those points could be crucial at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Newcastle’s best results have been two goalless draws. Benitez may win plaudits for the dignity he shows in dealing with deadbeat chairman Mike Ashley, but if he isn’t happy with the transfer budget he has, maybe it’s time he was a little more demonstrable? If Newcastle live down to our Newcastle vs Leicester betting tips for today, they’ll be deep in relegation trouble. At that point, their safety-first approach will begin to look less circumspect and more stubborn.

Foxes Keep The Fans Guessing

A week on from a trip to Bournemouth in which Leicester started playing just after the 85-minute mark, they had the Premier League’s equivalent of a free swing as Huddersfield turned up in full expectation of another defeat. However, the Terriers took an early lead as Matt Jorgensen’s shot found its way past compatriot Kasper Schmeichel. A sense of crisis began to build at the King Power. That sense lasted all of fifteen minutes. An equaliser from Kele Iheanacho allowed the sides to go in at half time level at 1-1, and goals in the second half came from Maddison and Jamie Vardy to secure a 3-1 win.

In midweek, Leicester also progressed to the next round of the Carabao Cup, a patchwork XI playing out a 0-0 draw with exciting Premier League new boys Wolves. Having already beaten the susprisingly good West Midlands side in the Premier League, Puel’s men knocked them out on penalties, with backup ‘keeper Daniel Ward showing composure to save three of the opposition’s spot kicks.

It’s the 4-2 loss at Bournemouth that will rankle with City fans. Losses to Manchester United and Liverpool are more or less expected at Leicester’s level, but European places can still be attained with the right results against fellow mid-table sides. With no points picked up on that trip to the South Coast, any Newcastle vs Leicester preview will indicate that the visitors can ill afford to be wasteful at St James’ Park.

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The Last Five Games

Newcastle United VS. Leicester City

  • Newcastle Form1 draw and 4 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Newcastle Goals4 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Leicester Form2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Leicester Goals10 goals in the last 5 matches
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Newcastle vs Leicester Preview: Recent Meetings

Newcastle emerged with the points the last time these sides met, snapping a five-game streak of consecutive wins for the Foxes in this fixture. In April of this year, with Leicester the venue, a Shelvey strike gave the visitors an 18th-minute lead. An out-of-sorts Leicester never really looked like getting back in the game, and when another goal came it was the Magpies who scored it, Ayoze Perez turning the scoreline to 2-0. A late Vardy consolation did little to cheer a home support who were witnessing their side on a dramatic slump in form.

That display contrasted with City’s showing at St James’ Park last December. Having gone behind to a Joselu strike, Puel’s men hit back through Mahrez on 20 minutes and went ahead with a Demarai Gray finish on the hour mark. Although Dwight Gayle would equalise for the hosts, the final goal fell to Perez, who put through his own net to give Leicester the 3-2 win.

Newcastle vs Leicester Prediction: Narrow Away Win

Newcastle have the players to make this a contest, without needing to sit in and try to frustrate Leicester City for 90 minutes. If they set up to play for the win here, they could get it. There is not a huge gulf in class between these sides. However, as City have shown when beating Southampton, Huddersfield and Wolves this season, it’s a lot easier to score goals and win games when you’re in the habit of playing attacking football. James Maddison on his own has scored almost as many goals as Newcastle have in the league this season. That counts for something.

This is a game that could be won by either side, or end in a draw. However, we see this being a day where fortune favours the brave. We’d expect Leicester to take the game to an opponent that seems uncomfortable in games where they are expected to come out and attack. Our Newcastle vs Leicester prediction is for an away win – not because Leicester are much better than Newcastle, but because they play like they believe they are better. In games like these, that counts for a lot. Until that dawns on Newcastle United, their struggles will continue.

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