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Leicester v Newcastle Betting Preview: Foxes to beat Magpies despite Rafa arrival

posted by David Nugent
Leicester v Newcastle Betting Preview: Foxes to beat Magpies despite Rafa arrival

Premier League leaders Leicester host struggling Newcastle at the King Power Stadium, as the visitors embark on life under new boss Rafa Benitez.

Leicester v Newcastle

Premier League

Kick-off: 20:00

Live on Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD

League leaders Leicester City look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table with a victory over the struggling Magpies. The Foxes are now just two points clear of second-place Tottenham in the table, but will fancy their chances of a victory over struggling Newcastle.

The Foxes have suffered just one home defeat this season and have kept clean sheets in four of their last five Premier League games at the King Power Stadium. Claudio Ranieri’s side can be backed for a win at odds of 8/13 with Paddy Power.

Leicester’s Algerian playmaker Riyad Mahrez cannot be ignored in the goal scoring stakes, having scored 15 goals in the Premier League. Mahrez looks a decent bet for first goalscorer at odds of 6/1 with Ladbrokes. However that pesky Jamie Vardy could be a threat to that bet at odds of 4/1 with Coral in the same market.

Newcastle arrives in the Midlands in 19th place in the Premier League table, just a point away from safety. The Magpies form has been awful in recent months and they have lost their last six away games in the Premier League.

Despite the doom and gloom on Tyneside, the arrival of Rafa Benitez as a replacement for Steve McClaren seems to have lifted spirits amongst the Toon Army. The north east side can be backed at odds of 5/1 with William Hill to claim a priceless victory in the Midlands.

If you believe that Rafa Benitez’s arrival at Newcastle can earn the north east club a point, then you can back the draw at odds of 10/3 at Totesport.

Big Tip

I cannot look past a Leicester win this clash. The Foxes recent games have been quite tight so I am going to go for a Foxes win with under 2.5 goals scored, which is available at odds of 3/1 with William Hill.

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