Rafael Benitez’s men, beaten 3-1 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend, have won just one of their last 10 matches – a sequence of results that includes five defeats in their last six fixtures.
The team from Tyneside suffered the ignominy of relegation when they last played in the Premier League and they will be desperate to avoid a repeat this term, but a return of just one point from their last six matches will certainly be a cause for concern for the Magpies and dabblebet offer 6/4 (2.50) that Benitez’s team claim a vital victory against Leicester City this weekend.
The Foxes will undoubtedly provide stiff opposition as they have lost just one of their six matches since Claude Puel took up the reins at King Power Stadium, and their defeat against Manchester City is the only loss suffered by Leicester in their last nine Premier League outings.
Puel’s charges have taken full points from their last two Premier League fixtures and dabblebet offer 2/1 (3.0) that the Foxes claim a third successive win in the top tier for the first time since chalking up five consecutive league wins when Craig Shakespeare replaced Claudio Ranieri as manager last term; four of the Foxes’ last five Premier League games on the road have ended all square and dabblebet go 9/4 (3.25) that the trend continues in this clash.
Leicester have found the net in eight of their last nine matches in all competitions and they will feel confident of continuing their scoring streak when they travel to Tyneside, for Newcastle have managed just a solitary clean sheet in their last 11 games; indeed, dabblebet offer a tempting 13/8 (2.63) that the visitors score more than once here, while the same firm go 3/4 (1.75) that both teams are on target.
There have been more than two goals scored in each of the last four fixtures that the Magpies have fulfilled, with Newcastle conceding at least twice on each occasion, and Benitez will be desperate for a more disciplined defensive performance from his team when the in-form Foxes travel north.
However, Puel’s team are brimming with belief following back-to-back Premier League wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley, respectively, and so the 2/1 (3.0) quote for an away win is tempting, but better value may lie in simply backing Leicester to score two or more goals at 13/8 (2.63) at St James’ Park on Saturday evening