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Leicester City vs Newcastle Predictions

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Leicester City and Both Teams To Score

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Leicester City 3-1

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Jamie Vardy To Score Anytime

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Tip Reasoning

  • Leicester have won their last two home games
  • However, the Foxes have conceded in their last 16 games
  • Newcastle have lost seven of their eight meetings with top half sides
  • Vardy has scored 18 goals in his last 18 meetings with sides in the bottom three

Leicester need to bounce back

Leicester lost 3-2 at Napoli in midweek, with that defeat leaving them out of the Europa League. The Foxes have dropped into the Europa Conference League, while their chances of making any European competition next term look slim.

They sit 11th after a difficult campaign, but the visit to Eddie Howe’s Newcastle offers the chance for the Foxes to extend a two-game winning run at home. However, the visitors are fresh from their first win of the season and they’ll be out to build on that.

Leaky Foxes are vulnerable

Leicester have seen off Legia Warsaw and Watford at home recently, but they conceded in both of those wins. The Foxes have seen both teams score in each of their last five, while they’ve gone 16 games without a clean sheet.

The hosts have conceded in all but one of their league games this season, while Newcastle have also managed just one clean sheet. The Foxes have seen at least three goals in each of their last six matches, so this is likely to be a high-scoring clash.

Another struggle for Newcastle

Newcastle have seen their results pick up of late, but it’s their fixture list which has helped their turnaround. When you look at where the Magpies are picking up their points, the limitations of their squad are clear.

The visitors have lost seven of their eight meetings with top-half sides, so this clash is a test of how 11th-placed Leicester are shaping up. Encouragingly, the hosts are unbeaten against sides currently below them in the table.

Having won their last two at home, Leicester look good for a victory. However, their long run without a clean sheet points to more goals. Newcastle have seen both teams score in 73% of their league games, so back Leicester and BTTS alongside a 3-1 victory for the Foxes.

The hosts should be fired to victory by Jamie Vardy, who has a habit of picking off poor sides. Vardy has been directly involved in 25 goals in his last 18 Premier League appearances against sides starting the day in the relegation zone (18 goals, 7 assists).

Leicester predicted lineup: Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans; Daka, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

Newcastle predicted lineup: Dubravka; Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Lewis; Almiron, Shelvey, Willock, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton, Wilson

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