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Prediction: Newcastle United vs Leicester City

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Prediction: Newcastle United to win 2-1

Best Odds: 9/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Newcastle United and Leicester City will face each other at St. James’ Park in the Premier League this weekend. The match will kick off at 2:15pm UK the on Sunday.

Newcastle United

Newcastle United are 15th in the Premier League table at the moment with 34 points from 31 matches. Eddie Howe’s side as many as 10 points above the relegation zone and look safe from going down.

The Magpies will head into the match against Leicester on the back of a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at St.James’ Park in the Premier League. It followed a 5-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur away from home at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the league.

Team News:

Ryan Fraser is unlikely to feature after he sustained a hamstring injury in the recent win over Wolves. Midfielder Joe Willock could return.

Leicester City

Leicester City are ninth in the Premier League table at the moment with 40 points from 29 matches. The Foxes are unlikely to finish in the European places in the league table this season.

Brendan Rodgers’s side will head into the match against Newcastle on the back of a 2-1 victory over PSV that saw them progress to the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League. It followed a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium in the league.

Team News:

Defenders James Justin, Daniel Amartey and Caglar Soyuncu could all start.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Newcastle are aiming to win 5 consecutive home league games for the first time since March 2019.
  • Leicester City have won four of their last six league games.
  • Newcastle have lost just once in 10 Premier League home matches since he was appointed in November.
  • Leicester have conceded a league-high 21 goals from set-piece situations this season.
  • James Maddison has three goals and two assists from six top-flight appearances against Newcastle.

Conclusion

Newcastle do not have as good a team as Leicester have, but the Magpies are at home and that could help them out a win.

Prediction: Newcastle United to win 2-1

Best Odds: 9/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

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