Leicester Vs Newcastle Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score (NO) – 7 May 2021

Quiet evening expected at the King Power

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England Leicester City Vs Newcastle United England

Friday 7th May 2021 – 20:00 (Sky Sports)
English Premier League
Pick: Both Teams to Score – NO
Odds: 37/40
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 5th May 2021)

Preview: Three points from Friday’s home encounter against fourth-from-bottom Newcastle would take Leicester City, with wins in each of their past two Premier League games here at King Power Stadium, closer to their goal of qualifying for the Champions League.

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Leicester – Foxes to take another step towards Champions League football?

Seven points from the last nine available has boosted the club’s hopes of a top-four finish that would see them return to the Champions League next term. Last week’s 1-1 draw at Southampton was frustrating, though, unable to make their numerical advantage count after their hosts were reduced to ten men early doors. It leaves Leicester (W19 D6 L9) still in third but now five points clear of fifth-placed West Ham.

That was only the second league game in seven the Foxes didn’t manage to score more than once. Ironic, then, considering it was in the same fixture last season that they scored nine to record their biggest ever Premier League victory. With their final three fixtures consisting of trips to Chelsea and Manchester United, before hosting Tottenham on the final weekend, a return to winning ways on Friday is vital.

Victory over 17th-placed Newcastle, therefore, would see them register a third consecutive league win at home for the first time since December 2019, having dispatched West Brom and Crystal Palace in their last two outings at King Power Stadium. Those are among seven wins in nine home meetings with sides currently occupying the bottom half of the table, losing only to Fulham and Leeds.


Leicester City Win To Nil



Newcastle – Lack of motivation denting Magpies appeal?

Steve Bruce’s side were outstanding throughout the month of April, producing some enterprising attacking football not exactly in keeping with the rest of their season until then to collect eight points from the twelve that were available. Five came against the sides currently in fifth, sixth and seventh, holding Liverpool and Tottenham to draws whilst beating West Ham, as Newcastle (W9 D9 L16) rose to the occasion.

This improved form came during a period when their top-flight status remained in the balance. Now, with a nine-point cushion over the bottom three with only four rounds remaining, the North East’s sole Premier League representative appear all but assured of another season at this level. Perhaps this explains the disinterested display supporters were forced to endure last time out against Arsenal.

A 2-0 defeat at St James’ Park to Arsenal brought the Magpies four-match unbeaten league run to an abrupt halt, while it was just their second loss in nine (W2 D5 L2). It really does remain to be seen how motivated they will be on Friday. The return of Joe Willock is clearly a boost, though, the on-loan Arsenal midfielder netting the equaliser in the recent 1-1 draw at Anfield with Leicester’s top-four rivals Liverpool.

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All three goals came in the second-half when Leicester registered a 2-1 victory at St James’ Park in the reverse fixture, back in January. That made it three successive league wins over Newcastle for Brendan Rodgers’ men, who can take another big stride towards securing Champions League football next season with three points on Friday. With little incentive for the visitors, it would be a surprise were the hosts to slip up.


Leicester City Vs Newcastle United– Key Facts:

  • Four of the previous five Premier League meetings between these teams failed to produce both teams to score, with Leicester seeking a fourth successive win having won 2-1 at St James’ Park in January.
  • Leicester won their last two league games at the King Power Stadium, against Crystal Palace and West Brom, last managing a better run in the East Midlands in December 2019.
  • Newcastle lost for the first time in five league games last time, but have only tasted defeat once (3-0 vs Brighton) in their previous four away fixtures (W1 D2).


That aforementioned encounter at St James’ was the first in five league meetings to produce a goal apiece for both teams. Leicester have only shut out two of their last eleven league opponents, however, both were here at the King Power where they have registered six clean sheets across the season, all in wins. Newcastle, mustering a paltry 0.26 xG last weekend, have failed to score on seven occasions away from home.

Best Betting Odds – Leicester City Vs Newcastle

Leicester – 4/9 (BetVictor)
Draw – 19/5 (Unibet)
Newcastle – 13/2 (Betfair)