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Jon Wilde 30 Dec 2020
  • Newcastle United vs Leicester City predictions for their Premier League match on New Year’s Day

  • We are backing Leicester for a narrow victory at St James’ Park

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Newcastle Home Shirt
Newcastle United
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L
W
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Premier League
15:00
01 Jan
v
Leicester City Home Shirt
Leicester City
W
L
L
D
D
Odds correct at the time of writing
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Newcastle United vs Leicester City Score Prediction

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Newcastle United vs Leicester City Match Info

Date: Wednesday January 1 2020
Kick-off time: 3.00pm
Venue: St James’ Park
Referee: Martin Atkinson

Newcastle United vs Leicester City Head-To-Head Record

Last 4 matches

September 29 2019: Leicester City 5-0 Newcastle United
August 28 2019 (Carabao Cup 2nd round): Newcastle United 1-1 Leicester City (Leicester won on penalties)

April 12 2019: Leicester City 0-1 Newcastle United
September 29 2018: Newcastle United 0-2 Leicester City

Total head-to-head league matches played: 117
Newcastle United wins: 49
Leicester City wins: 43
Draws: 25

Newcastle United vs Leicester City Stats

  • None of the last nine league matches between these clubs has ended as a draw…
  • …and five of the latest seven resulted in an away win
  • No club has conceded fewer home Premier League goals this season than Newcastle

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Leicester City showed they may be emerging from their indifferent spell of results leading up to Christmas when winning away to West Ham on Saturday – and are backed to follow up at Newcastle.

The Foxes remain second in the Premier League table even though they were put firmly in their place by Liverpool and Manchester City either side of Christmas Day, while previously they had been held at home by struggling Norwich.

But it was normal service resumed against the Hammers even though manager Brendan Rodgers chose to rest most of his key players for one game of this hectic festive period, goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Demarai Gray giving Leicester a 2-1 victory.

For Newcastle, however, there has been little to celebrate. They were going along very nicely until the 24th minute of their game away to Manchester United on Boxing Day, when a 1-0 lead began to turn into a 4-1 defeat, and they were then beaten 2-1 at home by Everton.

A place in mid-table is still creditable for the Magpies, however, especially as they are above Arsenal, and there is certainly no immediate threat of relegation trouble which had been the fear at the start of the season.

Both of these teams are usually solid at the back – despite the result of the reverse fixture (see above) – so goals may be in short supply here, but Leicester are expected to do just enough to edge it.

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Newcastle United vs Leicester City Betting Tips

Leicester City to win to nil @ 8/5 with BetVictor
Leicester City HT/FT @ 31/20 with BetVictor

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    Newcastle United vs Leicester City Match Info Date: Wednesday January 1 2020 Kick-off time: 3.00pm Venue: St James’ Park Referee: Martin Atkinson Newcastle United vs Leicester City Head-To-Head Record Last 4 matches September 29 2019: Leicester City 5-0 Newcastle United August 28 2019 (Carabao Cup 2nd round): Newcastle United 1-1 Leicester City (Leicester won on…