Leicester City vs Newcastle United: EPL Game Preview

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Newcastle United looks to climb in the standings and avoid relegation when they visit Leicester City on Friday. Leicester City is coming off a 1-1 road draw against Southampton last Friday while Newcastle United lost 2-0 at home against Arsenal on Sunday. Leicester City is in third place in the Premier League standings with 63 points in 34 games while Newcastle United is in 17th with 36 points in 34 games. The game will be played behind closed doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.

Dafabet Picks

Team to Win (Regular Time)
• Leicester City: 1.48
• Newcastle United: 6.60
• Draw: 4.50

• Leicester City: -1, -1.5 (2.08)
• Newcastle United: +1, +1.5 (1.85)

• Over 2.5 (1.86)
• Under 2.5 (2.04)

Key Points to Consider

Last 6: Leicester City, coming off a 1-1 road draw against Southampton last Friday, have 3 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw in their last 6 Premier League games. Newcastle United, coming off a 2-0 home loss against Arsenal on Sunday, have 2 wins, 2 losses and 2 draws in their last 6 Premier League games.

Momentum: Leicester City has been on an upward trend — with 2 wins in their last 3 Premier League games.

Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in Premier League action on January 3, 2021 and Leicester City won 2-1.

Projected Leaders

For Leicester City, Jamie Vardy has a 57.48 percent chance to score. He averages 3.32 shots overall per sim, 1.86 shots on goal per and 0.86 goals per sim.

For Newcastle United, Allan Saint-Maximin has a 9.78 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 0.7 shots overall per sim, 0.36 shots on goal per and 0.1 goals per sim.

Analyst’s Pick

The Over.

Four-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on the Over in this one. Average score in simulations is Leicester City 2.57 to Newcastle United 0.6.

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