Kick-off: 1500, 29/09/2018
Stadium: St James’ Park
Trueform shows exactly how well football teams have been playing, helping you to spot potential value bets. See who has performed above expectations and which teams are being underestimated by oddsmakers.
What Trueform says for Newcastle vs Leicester
Leicester have been posting consistently high Trueform ratings, even in defeat sometimes, and are rated a value pick at Newcastle.
The Magpies have been playing better than their lowly Premier League placing suggests, but have yet to score more than one goal in a game this season.
That makes them vulnerable here and we like 37/20 for the Foxes to claim victory as our opening Newcastle vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle doubled their points tally when drawing 0-0 at Crystal Palace last weekend but only created one cast-iron opening, an early chance for Ayoze Perez.
The forward could only roll a tame effort straight at Wayne Hennessey, when placing the ball either side of the Palace goalkeeper would surely have opened the scoring.
“We have to do a little better,” said Rafael Benitez. “If you score then, the game changes totally.”
Palace were guilty of wasting a number of gilt-edged chances at the other end and the Magpies still seem to be finding their feet following some tough early fixtures.
They did manage to hit the target in 2-1 losses to Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal, though.
Last Newcastle EPL line-up: Dubravka, Dummett, Lascelles, Fernandez, Yedlin, Shelvey, Diame, Ritchie, Kenedy, Rondon, Ayoze Perez.
Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon is ruled out after damaging a thigh muscle, with Joselu likely to take his place.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester showed plenty of attacking intent in losses to Liverpool and Bournemouth before getting back to winning ways with a 3-1 triumph over Huddersfield.
Having fallen behind early on, the Foxes fought back via goals from Kelechi Iheanacho, the impressive James Maddison and Jamie Vardy.
Maddison, a £20million summer signing from Norwich, scored his third goal of the season with a free-kick and Claude Puel is pleased with how the midfielder has adapted to the top flight.
“We didn’t know what he would be able to give as he has to learn the Premier League, as he played in the Championship last season,” said the manager.
“But he has improved with us and been given game time and he has a good attitude and good mentality and good quality. I hope he continues this way.”
Getting Vardy back from suspension has been another boost and City will have fond memories of St James’ Park, having won 3-2 here last December and 3-0 in November 2015.
Let’s add 7/2 for an away win and over 2.5 goals in the game to our Newcastle vs Leicester betting tips.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Evans, Maguire, Maddison, Amartey, Mendy, Ndidi, Ghezzal, Iheanacho, Vardy.
Leicester will be without Demarai Gray (ankle), who was carried off on a stretcher during the EFL Cup win against Wolves on penalties and joins midfielder Matty James (Achilles) on the sidelines.
Kasper Schmeichel and Harry Maguire were rested at Molineux and will return to the starting line-up, while captain Wes Morgan is available again after serving his one-match suspension.
Crystal Palace 0-0 NEWCASTLE
Wolves 0-0 LEICESTER
Head-to-head: Leicester 1-2 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-3 Leicester, Leicester 1-0 Newcastle, Newcastle 0-3 Leicester, Leicester 3-0 Newcastle, Leicester 1-0 Newcastle
Join bwin today and receive up to £10 money back as a FreeBet if your first wager at odds of 1/1 (2.0) or greater is a loser! Terms and conditions apply.
Stay close to the action with the bwin app. Access more markets than any other betting provider and scan our in-depth football statistics menu to find and make your bet selections fast. Download now the best betting app.