Leicester vs Newcastle: Foxes could do with top-four fillip

Leicester vs Newcastle: Foxes could do with top-four fillip

Kick-off: 2000, 07/05/2021

Stadium: King Power Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Leicester have a tough run-in after hosting Newcastle and will be keen to close in on a top-four finish by claiming a clinical win at King Power Stadium.

Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are City’s last three Premier League opponents, plus they face the Blues in the FA Cup final in between.

The incentive is there to make sure of maximum points against the Magpies, so 27/20 for a home win to nil is our first Leicester vs Newcastle prediction.

A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds

After beating West Brom and Crystal Palace in their last two home games, Leicester were left frustrated by a 1-1 draw with 10-man Southampton on the road.

Despite having Jannick Vestergaard dismissed early on, Saints led through a James Ward-Prowse penalty on 61 minutes.

Jonny Evans at least managed to head in an equaliser seven minutes later but the Foxes couldn’t capitalise on 71 per cent of possession to find a win.

“We have a few games in hand where we can finish the job but we have to be better than this,” Belgium international Youri Tielemans told the club website.

“We didn’t play quick enough and we weren’t precise enough on the ball in our passing. Our decision making made it very difficult.”

City will not want to leave anything to chance here and Leicester vs Newcastle odds.

Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Fofana, Soyuncu, Evans, Castagne, Thomas, Tielemans, Maddison, Ndidi, Vardy, Iheanacho.

A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds

Newcastle played like a team who thought they had done enough to stay up when beaten 2-0 on home turf by a much-changed Arsenal side.

An excellent return of eight points from four games in April put the Magpies on the brink of safety and they seemed to lose a bit of intensity against the Gunners.

Steve Bruce admitted: “We’re disappointed because we didn’t do enough against them and we didn’t play well enough.

“To beat any Arsenal team, we were going to have to play better than we did today, unfortunately. It was a difficult afternoon for us.”

Callum Wilson coming through a first start since February was a boost but Fabian Schar’s late red card capped off an otherwise miserable afternoon.

Newcastle sign off with games against Sheffield United and Fulham, so may feel they can wait and see whether anything is needed from those matches.

Only one team has conceded more goals in the last quarter of an hour than the Magpies while Leicester lead the way in scoring late on.

Let’s add 17/10 for the Foxes to outscore their opponents from 75:01 minutes to full-time to our Leicester vs Newcastle betting tips.

Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Clark, Dummett, Fernandez, Shelvey, Ritchie, Murphy, Almiron, Longstaff, Saint-Maximin, Wilson.

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Last result:

Southampton 1-1 LEICESTER – Jonny Evans

NEWCASTLE 0-2 Arsenal

Head-to-head: Newcastle 1-2 Leicester, Newcastle 0-3 Leicester, Leicester 5-0 Newcastle, Newcastle 1-1 Leicester, Leicester 0-1 Newcastle

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