Kick-off: 1630, 29/09/2019
Stadium: King Power Stadium
TV: Sky Sports Premier League/Main Event
Leicester continued their excellent start to the Premier League season by netting a late winner to beat Tottenham 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.
Newcastle were booed off as they remain winless at home this season under new boss Steve Bruce following a goalless draw with Brighton.
A home win and both teams to score at 11/4 is our opening Leicester vs Newcastle prediction.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
At the start of the season a lot of pundits were predicting Leicester could be the ones to force their way into the top six.
The way things have started, the 2016 Premier League champions have a great chance of doing so and are 11/4 for a top-four finish.
After draws at home to Wolves and away to Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers’ side have reeled off three wins from their last four games.
They came from behind in their latest victory after Harry Kane’s improvised opener with goals from Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison against Spurs.
Maddison believes Leicester sent out a message to the Premier League’s elite after that result.
He told BT: “We are a top side now – we have to be seen as one of those top sides. Nobody will want to come to this place when it’s rocking like this.
“If you look at our performances at Chelsea and United, we came away shaking our heads in disappointment because we didn’t get what we deserved.”
Newcastle are the last team to win at the King Power Stadium, when Ayoze Perez – now with the Foxes – scored the only goal in April.
But looking at the Leicester vs Newcastle odds, a 3-1 home win at 25/2 is great value.
Last EPL Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Tielmans, Maddison, Ndidi, Barnes, Perez, Vardy.
Maddison is a major injury concern after taking a knock to his ankle during the Tottenham game and could face a late fitness test but the rest of the squad are available.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle sit fourth bottom with just one win from their opening six games.
The Magpies turned in a poor performance against Brighton which left them without a home win under Bruce after three games.
It matches the record of one of his ill-fated predecessors, Steve McClaren, but the former Manchester United captain has backed the team to avoid relegation.
Defender Fabian Schar, though, delivered a brutal assessment of the team’s display against the Seagulls.
He said: “What can I say? We were lucky to get a point.
“We played a bad game, that’s it. We move on to the next game, but we have to improve on this. We need to play much better.”
The Magpies may have won this fixture for the past two seasons but we cannot see anything other than a home win this time around.
Let’s finish our Leicester vs Newcastle betting tips by backing the Foxes to be leading at half-time and full-time at odds of 27/20.
Last EPL Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Dummett, Schar, Lascelles, Willems, Manquillo, Shelvey, Hayden, Almiron, Atsu, Joelinton.
Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey faces several weeks on the sidelines with a Grade Two hamstring tear, although his absence is mitigated by the return of Sean Longstaff from an ankle problem.
Last EPL result:
LEICESTER 2-1 Tottenham – Ricardo Pereira, James Maddison
NEWCASTLE 0-0 Brighton
Head-to-head: Newcastle 1-1 Leicester (won on penalties), Leicester 0-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 0-2 Leicester, Leicester 1-2 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-3 Leicester
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