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Leicester vs Newcastle Predictions & Tips - Iheanacho backed to score in Foxes victory
- Leicester vs Newcastle predictions for Friday’s Premier League clash
- The fixture is being played at 9pm SAST at King Power Stadium
- Leicester City have won 3 of their last 4 games
- I'm backing Leicester to win and Kelechi Iheanacho to score
- Betting tips, predictions and team news for Leicester vs Newcastle
Leicester vs Newcastle Predictions
Leicester’s strong form has put them in a great position for a top-four finish this season. Kelechi Iheanacho remains in top form, I am backing him to score and Leicester to beat Newcastle who are poor on the road.
- Leicester have won 5 of their last 6 home matches (all competitions)
- Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho has scored 12 goals in his last 10 matches (all competitions)
- Leicester have won 9 of their last 12 matches against Newcastle (all competitions)
- Leicester have won 4 of their last 6 home matches against Newcastle (all competitions)
- Newcastle have lost 10 of their last 14 away matches (all competitions)
Newcastle have a 53-48 advantage over Leicester with 27 matches drawn. Leicester beat Newcastle 2-1 in the reverse fixture this season.
Leicester were held to a 1-1 draw away at Southampton on Friday, the Foxes winning thee of their last four matches in all competitions.
Jonny Evans equalised in the second half but Leicester couldn’t find the winner, despite playing against 10 men and having 70% possession, 23 shots and 2.52 expected goals.
The draw ended a run of three consecutive wins for Brendan Rodgers’ side in all competitions.
The Foxes beat Southampton to reach the FA Cup final before recording back-to-back home wins in the Premier League against West Brom and Crystal Palace. In form striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored in all three matches.
Good recent form has seen Leicester remain in third place and they have a five-point buffer ahead of fifth-placed West Ham in the Premier League.
Leicester Injuries & Team News
Centre back Jonny Evans could return from an ankle knock.
Defenders James Justin and Wes Morgan are ruled out through injury.
Forward Harvey Barnes is also unavailable with a knee injury.
Newcastle lost 2-0 at home to Arsenal on Sunday, ending their four-match unbeaten run in the Premier League.
The Magpies struggled to get a foothold in the match with just 38% possession and one shot on target.
Steve Bruce’s side have been poor on the road, winless in five of their last six away and losing 10 of their last 14 in all competitions.
Newcastle Injuries & Team News
Joe Willock was unable to face his parent club last time out so he will return to the squad.
Defenders Jamaal Lascelles and Fabian Schar are unavailable due to injury.
Goalkeeper Karl Darlow and midfield duo Ryan Fraser and Isaac Hayden are also ruled out.
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Leicester City have a very good recent record against Newcastle United. Striker Kelechi Iheanacho is tipped to score in a Foxes victory on Friday night.
Best Bet: Leicester Win Full Time Result $1.44 at Bookmaker - 6 Units
Value Bet: Kelechi Iheanacho Anytime Goalscorer $2.00 at Betstar Australia - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Kelechi Iheanacho First Goalscorer $4.50 at Neds - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Leicester Win 2-0 Correct Score $7.50 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit