Leicester City are in fine form as they prepare to host Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on Saturday.
The Foxes have put an end to their winless run with back-to-back away wins over West Bromwich Albion and Brighton and Hove Albion. They will be looking to complete the hat-trick of wins in the league as they return to the comforts of home this week.
Leicester currently occupy the eighth spot in the league table with 43 points. Mathematically, it is still possible for them to qualify for Europe, so Claude Puel wouldn’t want his players to take this fixture lightly.
The Magpies come into this game on the back of consecutive home wins over Southampton and Huddersfield Town. Six points from two games have helped them move away from the drop zone, and into the 12th-spot with 35 points. Relegation is not an immediate threat, but Newcastle will prefer to assure their safety as soon as possible.
However, we don’t see them getting anything from this game. The Magpies have lost just one of their last seven games, but they have struggled to pick up wins on the road this season.
Earlier this season, Leicester claimed a 3-2 win in the reverse fixture at St James’ Park.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United – Match Facts
Leicester have won their last five meetings with Newcastle in all competitions.
The Foxes have drawn their last three league games at King Power Stadium.
The Magpies are without a win in their last four games on the road in Premier League. 2D 2L
Leicester City vs Newcastle United – Team News
Matty James and Daniel Amartey are sidelined for the hosts, and Wilfried Ndidi is suspended for the game.
Jesus Gamez is set to miss out for the Magpies, and the likes of Mohamed Diame, Joselu, and Rob Elliott are doubts.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United – Match Odds
In the betting market, the Foxes are favourites to win and you can back them at even odds at William Hill. We are backing a home win as our prediction in this game.
A draw is available at 28/11 odds at Unibet, and a Newcastle win can get you 16/5 odds at BetVictor.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most likely according to the rates in the betting market. This outcome is priced at the best odds of 6/1 at Bet365. However, we are backing a 2-1 win for the Foxes as our prediction. This result is available at 17/2 odds at the same bookmaker.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is the obvious favourite to score in the game, and you can back him at his best odds of 13/10 at Paddypower. We are backing Vardy as our prediction to score in the game. Riyad Mahrez is a decent alternative at 13/5 odds at Bet365.
For the visitors, Dwight Gayle is available at 27/10 odds at Unibet.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We are going for over 2.5 goals as our prediction in this market. You can back this bet at the best odds of 21/20 at Bet365.