Newcastle vs Leicester Predictions & Betting Odds – 1st January 2020

The Foxes can raid St James' Park

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Newcastle vs Leicester Betting Tips – Premier League, 1st January 3.00pm

The Magpies have lost three of their last four played now after suffering a home reverse against Everton on the weekend. They will want to buck that trend as quickly as possible. However they face another tough test at St James’ Park to kick off the new year. Leicester, who returned to winning ways with a success at West Ham, will be hungry for the points. Read our predictions for Newcastle vs Leicester.

Newcastle vs Leicester Betting Odds*

Leicester 4/6
Draw 14/5
Newcastle 4/1

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Newcastle News and Form – Can the Magpies beat Leicester?

The Magpies have lost their last two league games after falling to a 2-1 loss at home against Everton on the weekend. With three losses in their last four now, there is a bit of pressure building. The loss against Everton on Saturday saw Newcastle’s unbeaten run of eight home games snapped. With them having an overall W4 D4 L2 record at St James’ Park this season, they have proven to be a tough side to knock over. That is despite them being a low-scoring side.

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Newcastle have come up with 11 goals in their 10 home games. They have conceded 9 on home soil, which has been a good defensive effort from them. Newcastle have tallied up three home clean sheets in this campaign. They are heading into a tough run of fixtures now with Leicester, Wolves and Chelsea to be faced in their next three league outings. There has been a big trend of half time draws at St James’ Park this season. 8 of the 10 matches played there this season have been level at the break. All four of Newcastle’s home wins have been produced by a one goal margin.

Newcastle vs Leicester Head to Head

Leicester earned a 5-0 win over Newcastle in September
Newcastle are winless in four at home against Leicester in the league (D1 L3)
Both teams have scored in one of the last four meetings
Leicester have taken two clean sheets in their last four trips to St James Park

 

Key-Facts – Newcastle vs Leicester

  • The Magpies lost at home against Everton on Saturday
  • Leicester were away winners at West Ham
  • Newcastle have lost just two home games this campaign

 

Leicester News and Form – Can the Foxes land back to back road wins?

Leicester snapped out of a three match winless streak with a 2-1 win at West Ham on the weekend. They will once again be defending second place in the table, which they hold by a single point over Manchester City. The Foxes have a good W6 D1 L3 record on their Premier League travels this season and have won five of their last six away from the King Power. All of their wins on the road have happened in games against teams outside of the top five.

Leicester average 2.4 goals per away game, conceding at an average of 1 goal per road game. The Forces have banked three clean sheets on their travels. 7 of their 10 away goals conceded have been against them in the first period of fixtures. Eight of their thirteen wins this season have been by at least a two goal margin and Leicester are on a seven match scoring streak on their travels. Home and away they have not earned a clean sheet in five however, but aren’t facing a powerful attacking side here. Leicester have opened the scoring in all but three away games.

Newcastle vs Leicester Tips & Odds

Leicester one goal winning margin at 5/2
Under 2.5 goals at 10/11

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 29th, 2019 at 5:50 p.m.)

Newcastle vs Leicester Predictions

Leicester to win: The Foxes returned to winning ways on the weekend and they may well be able to follow it up with a victory in the northeast. Leicester made a lot of changes for their weekend game, so should be well rested and strong for this. Away win.


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