Newcastle United visits Leicester City in what promises to be an entertaining game on Sunday. Newcastle United is coming off a 1-0 home win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on April 8 while Leicester City had a 1-1 road draw against Manchester United on April 2. Newcastle United is in 14th place in the Premier League standings with 34 points in 31 games while Leicester City is in 10th place with 37 points in 28 games.
The player to watch in this game is Chris Wood, who has five goals and zero assists in 29 Premier League games this season. AccuScore gives Wood a 32.82 percent chance to score against Leicester City. He has 41 SCA and 4 GCA in 29 Premier League games this season.
FBRef defines SCA as “the two offensive actions leading directly to a shot, such as passes, dribbles and drawing fouls.” GCA is “the two offensive actions leading directly to a goal, such as passes, dribbles and drawing fouls.” Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
Team to Win (Regular Time)
• Newcastle United: 2.38
• Leicester City: 3.10
• Draw: 3.30
• Newcastle United: 0, -0.5: 2.12
• Leicester City: 0, +0.5: 1.82
• Over 2.5: 1.95
• Under 2.5: 1.95
Key Points to Consider
Last 5: Newcastle United, coming off a 1-0 home win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on April 8, have 3 losses, 2 wins and 0 draws in their last 5 Premier League games.
Leicester City, coming off a 1-1 road draw against Manchester United on April 2, have 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw in their last 5 Premier League games.
Momentum: Leicester City has been on a downward trend — with 1 win in their last 3 Premier League games.
Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in Premier League action on December 12, 2021 and Leicester City won 4-0.
For Newcastle United, Chris Wood has a 32.82 percent chance to score. He averages 2.36 shots overall per sim, 1.36 shots on goal per and 0.4 goals per sim.
For Leicester City, James Maddison has a 30.16 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 1.59 shots overall per sim, 0.85 shots on goal per and 0.36 goals per sim.
Newcastle United Moneyline.
Four-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on Newcastle United in this one. Average score in simulations is Newcastle United 1.63 to Leicester City 1.47.
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