Competition: Premier League
Market: Leicester win
Odds: 3/5 @ Bet 365
Looking to make it back-to-back victories over Newcastle after their thumping 5-0 victory back in September, Leicester will make the trip to St. James’ Park on New Year’s Day.
Starting with the hosts, although a very eye-catching run of form entering December may have shocked many across the Premier League, Newcastle have started to slow down the pace. Hit with a 2-1 defeat against Everton in the North East, their first defeat on home soil since opening the opening weekend of the 2019/2020 campaign, Steve Bruce’s side have lost three of their last four contests and they have shown some worrying issues at the back. Shipping six goals in their back-to-back defeats and losing their top-half status, Newcastle have recorded just a single top-tier clean sheet at St. James’ since the start of October.
As for the visitors, despite making a string of changes against West Ham over the weekend, the Foxes picked up a deserved 2-1 win at the London Stadium and the mood in their camp is still at a high. Despite being hit with back-to-back defeats against Manchester City and Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers’ men still sit second and a Champions League return is firmly on the horizon. Welcoming back Jamie Vardy on New Year’s Day and with the Foxes winning five of their last six Premier League matches away from the King Power, we’re backing a similar outcome in the North East in midweek.
Bet: Leicester City 3/5 to beat Newcastle in Wednesday’s Premier League contest @ Bet 365