Newcastle – Leicester : Preview & Prediction
Newcastle and Leicester City meet at St. James’ Park in a match of the 16th round of the Barclays Premier League. The record of recent direct clashes favors the visiting team, who in the last 5 matches have won 4 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 03-03-2016, ended with Leicester City’s victory by (1-0 ). The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 14th and 9th overall, this is in fact a confrontation between the 13th place in home games and the º as a visitor.
Analysis of Newcastle
The home team is currently in 14th place with 15 points earned after 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied for West Bromwich by (2-2). In the last match, lost out to Chelsea by (3-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 10 points in their stadium, with 7 goals scored and 8 conceded, against 5 points away, where they scored 7 goals and suffered 14. In the last 7 home games for the championship, Newcastle record 3 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, having won 10 points out of 21 possible. In their domestic league games the most frequent marker in the break was 0-0 (3 in 7 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 15 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the scoring in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Newcastle arrive to this match with a defeat suffered at home to Chelsea by 3-1, thus adding the sixth straight game without winning the English championship. Highlight for the only team goal that was scored by Gayle. It is important to note that Newcastle record two consecutive defeats in the home. In this round, coach Rafa Benítez should adopt a strategy similar to the last round, that is, 3-4-2-1, favoring possession of the ball and organized attacks. Already the main organizer of the plays of the team is Ayoze Pérez. On the other hand, Dwight Gayle is one of the scorers with 2 scored in total. For this match the coach will not be able to count on Atsu and Lacelles, both injured.
Analysis of Leicester City
The visiting team is currently in 9th place with 20 points, after 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, won at home to Tottenham by (2-1). In the last match, won at home to Burnley by (1-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won points as a visitor and 13 in their stadium, with 11 goals scored and 9 goals conceded at home, against 9 goals scored and 11 conceded. His last away game for this competition ended with a 1-1 draw against West Ham. In the last 7 away games Leicester City have won 1, 4 draws and 2 defeats, having won 7 points in 21 possible.
For this competition, you have not lost any of the last 5 games outside your stadium. In matches played outside the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which was verified in 3 of his 8 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 15 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to turn the board. There are 1 periods in the last 9 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 5 of his 13 goals in the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
Leicester City arrive for this match with a 1-0 home win against Burnley, adding to their second win in this English championship. Highlight for Gray who scored the only goal of the match. It is important to note that Leicester have not lost as a visitor for five consecutive games. In this duel held away from home, we believe that the coach opts for 4-4-2, privileging the defensive organization and the direct balls for Vardy. Remembering that this player is very fast and competent at the time of finalizations. For this match the coach will not be able to count on Huth and James, players who recover of injury.
Newcastle – Leicester : Betting Tips
Newcastle – Win Odds: 3.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70