Leicester City v Newcastle United Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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The Foxes have won five of their six games under new boss Brendan Rodgers and should have enough to see off the travel-sick Magpies on Friday night

Far from the bad blood under the stewardship of Claude Puel, Leicester City fans will be dreaming of another European adventure.

With Manchester City firm favourites to beat Watford in the FA Cup final and having already lifted the Carabao Cup, seventh place in the Premier League could yield Europa League qualification.

Latest Odds

Currently occupying seventh place, the Foxes are 3/4 (1.75) with 888Sport to bolster their hopes courtesy of a win at the King Power Stadium. The arrival of Brendan Rodgers from Celtic has seen the East Midlands club win five of their six top-flight encounters.

Newcastle have lost back-to-back league games but it's 4/1 (5.0) that the visitors come out on top here. A draw is available at 14/5 (3.80) with the same firm.

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Team News

Marc Albrighton and Daniel Amartey are long-term absentees for the home side although the former is back in training. Harry Maguire should return to the starting line-up having missed the win over Huddersfield.

Newcastle will continue to be without Florian Lejeune and Sean Longstaff.

Preview

While the visitors should be safe from relegation, Rafa Benitez's side aren't yet assured of their top-flight status. Much of the Magpies' issues stem from a lack of threat in the final third, especially on the road. A tally of 12 goals in 16 games away from St. James' Park is the worst total of any team outside the bottom three.

Leicester v Newcastle Betting Preview

By contrast, Leicester are enjoying a purple patch under their new manager, scoring 14 goals since Rodgers' arrival.

Tips and Predictions

Leicester look worthy favourites at 3/4 (1.75) to Friday night's encounter. The Foxes came out on top 2-0 in the reverse meeting and a win to nil is priced at 37/20 (2.85) could be an interesting option for those seeking a bigger potential return.

While this selection has only paid out on three occasions at the King Power Stadium this term, Newcastle's lack of end-product on the road makes it look worthy of consideration.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Leicester City to win at 3/4 (1.75) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport

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