Leicester City are seven points ahead of fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur in the race for Champions League qualification. The Foxes have 12 points left to play for and need to continue collecting points to ensure they qualify for the Champions League for the second time.
Newcastle United are 17th in the league and cannot seem to get further away from the relegation zone. The Magpies lost 2-0 to Arsenal at the weekend and the defeat at home ended a four-match unbeaten run. Steve Bruce’s team are nine points above 18th-place Fulham in the standings. They have 12 points left to play for and could seal safety with a win against Leicester City.
Leicester City have won three straight games in the Premier League against Newcastle United. The Foxes outscored Newcastle United 10-1 over the course of their last three meetings in the division. Earlier this season, Leicester City won 2-1 against Newcastle United thanks to second half goals from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans. Newcastle United’s Andy Carroll added a consolation goal for the Magpies.
Newcastle United’s last win against Leicester City in the league game in the 2018-19 season. The victory came at the King Power Stadium. Newcastle United have won two of their last three matches in the league at the King Power Stadium. A win would see the Magpies remain in the top flight. Can Newcastle United retain their Premier League status with a win?
Leicester City vs Newcastle United Betting Odds
Leicester City took 10 points from the last 18 on offer in the Premier League. The Foxes outscored opponents 13 to seven over the course of those six fixtures. Brendan Rodgers’ team are unbeaten in three straight games with the most recent against Southampton in a 1-1 draw. Leicester City are at odds of 6/13 to win at home and solidify their place in the top four.
The Foxes are on a two-match winning streak at home. They have taken 28 points from 51 available at home. Leicester City are +8 in goal difference when playing at the King Power Stadium.
Newcastle United took eight points from their last 18 available. They were outscored 11 to eight during those six league fixtures. Their 2-0 loss to Arsenal last weekend ended a very good four-match unbeaten run. Leading sportsbooks have Newcastle United at odds of 13/2 to win the game away at the King Power Stadium.
The Magpies have taken 16 points from 51 available on the road in the Premier League. Their last two away games finished with a defeat. Newcastle United took four points from their last six available away from St. James’ Park. The last 11 league matches between the clubs ended in wins for one of the sides. These teams have not drawn a league fixture since the 2009-10 Championship season. Leicester City and Newcastle United are at odds of 15/4 to draw on Friday night.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United Team News
Rodgers has three players on the injury list going into the game. Defender Wes Morgan is once again injured and ruled out of play. He has a lower back issue that will keep him out of the game. Winger Harvey Barnes is also ruled out of the match. He is recovering from a knee issue. Defender James Justin is ruled out of the match with a long-term knee injury.
Although striker Kelechi Iheanacho’s goalscoring streak ended last weekend against Southampton, he did tally an assist. Jonny Evans’ second half goal cancelled out a previous penalty goal for Southampton.
Bruce once again has several names on the Newcastle United injury list. Defender Jamaal Lascelles is ruled out with an ankle injury. Midfielder Ryan Fraser remains sidelined with a groin strain. Goalkeeper Karl Darlow is ruled out with a knee injury.
Defenders Fabian Schar and Isaac Hayden will both miss out on the game. Schar is suspended after being sent off last weekend and Hayden has a knee injury. Joe Willock is available once again after missing the game against Arsenal. He was unable to face off against his parent club.
Leicester City vs Newcastle United Prediction
Both teams to score goals: YES @ 19/20 - BET NOW
Leicester City and Newcastle United played out a 2-1 match in the reverse fixture. Four of the last eight games in all competitions between the clubs finished with both teams scoring goals. The Foxes have won eight of their last 10 Premier League matches. The sides should both score with Leicester City possibly gaining a win.
Kelechi Iheanacho to score anytime @ 1/1 - BET NOW
Iheanacho is in brilliant form. He has scored or assisted 11 goals in Leicester City’s last eight games in the league. The striker should start in attack once more against Newcastle United. Rodgers has deployed the team in a 3-4-1-2 formation. Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy are paired in attack. It is Iheanacho that has taken the reins of the attack rather than Vardy. He could score again this weekend against Newcastle United.
Over 2.5 goals scored @ 31/40 - BET NOW
The last three games between Leicester City and Newcastle United in the Premier League finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Leicester City won all three of those games outscoring Newcastle United 10-1. Four of Leicester City’s last six league games ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Likewise, Newcastle United’s last four out of six league games finished with more than 2.5 goals scored.
Newcastle United fans are hopeful that the club will retain their Premier League status then part company with Bruce in the summer. There has been a decline in the team under the manager, although the Magpies were not fighting for Europe under Rafael Benitez.
Leicester City supporters will hope Rodgers remains at the King Power Stadium and the interest from Tottenham Hotspur is just rumours. Newcastle United have been playing well, but Leicester City have won three straight league matches against them. They could tally a fourth straight league victory on Friday night.
Leicester vs Newcastle Tips
Here are our Leicester vs Newcastle tips for Friday's Premier League match at the King Power Stadium.
1. Both teams to score goals: YES @ 19/20
2. Kelechi Iheanacho to score anytime @ 1/1
3. Over 2.5 goals scored @ 31/40
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