Match Betting (1x2)

Before the 2019/20 Premier League season began, Leicester City were trading at 16/1 to finish in the top four of the table, although the Foxes strong start to the season means that they have now shortened to 5/1 to return to the Champions League table under Brendan Rodgers.

There’s plenty to like about the Midlands side and they’ve collected eleven points from their first six matches which means that Leicester are sitting third in the table and there’s a good chance that they will retain this position after the weekend.

On Sunday, the Foxes host Newcastle United and bookmaker BetVictor offer a best price 8/15 about a home victory, with Rodgers’ side having beaten Tottenham 2-1 last weekend after trailing 1-0 and surviving a VAR decision.

Many punters will be looking to put the home side into their weekend accumulators, with Newcastle arriving to the King Power looking to put up a strong defensive showing and potentially spring a surprise.

Steve Bruce got his tactics spot on when the Magpies won at White Hart Lane and William Hill have 13/2 that the Tyneside club return north with a maximum haul which will boost their survival hopes.

Make no bones about it, Newcastle are likely to be in a relegation scrap this season and perhaps they will regard a draw as a good outcome, with William Hill offering 3/1 that this match finishes all square.

First Goalscorer

James Maddison got a monkey off his back last weekend when scoring an excellent winner against Tottenham, with the Leicester midfielder previously being the player who had had the most shots on target without finding the net.

The former Norwich midfielder is a 7/1 chance with Paddy Power to score the opening goal and we’re likely to see Maddison standing over the ball a few times from a free-kick situation in a dangerous area.

It’s little surprise to find Jamie Vardy trading as the betting favourite on this market and the speedy striker is sure to stretch the defence, although the Newcastle players will be defending deep and it’s possible that the former Fleetwood forward might struggle to find gaps.

Nevertheless, he’s on penalty duties and Vardy is 11/4 to break the deadlock, with plenty of other Leicester players also capable of scoring a long-range effort.

Indeed, Leicester might need to be patient to score and Ayoze Perez is surely going to start scoring more goals eventually, with the forward trading at 15/2 to score the opening goal.

Joelinton is available at 10/1 to score the opening goal for the visitors and the Brazilian’s only goal this season came at White Hart Lane where he was able to find the net against Tottenham.

Asian Handicap

If you fancy Leicester to win this game (and we do), then you might want to look beyond the 1x2 betting market and instead consider an Asian Handicap bet, especially if you think they can win by a sizeable margin.

For example, the Foxes -1 can be backed at 39/40 and that means you could potentially double your money if you think Leicester can win by two goals or more.

The Midlands side did beat Bournemouth 3-1 earlier this season and the beauty of this bet means that you can get money back if they win by a single goal and a profit if they beat Newcastle by two goals or more.

Both Teams to Score

It’s abundantly clear that Newcastle are short of goals. Joelinton arrived but let’s not forget that the Magpies lost Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez during the summer, the latter of whom is now playing for Leicester.

The bookmakers think that it’s more likely that both teams won’t score on Sunday, with William Hill offering 4/6 about the “No” option on this market and that’s partly down to the fact that Newcastle have only scored a maximum of one goal in any of these games.

The Magpies also come into the game off the back of a goalless draw against Brighton, although if you think that both teams will score, then that is trading at a shade of odds-against across the board.

Over / Under Goals

Leicester’s three home matches so far this season have ended 0-0, 3-1 and 2-1, so there’s a reasonable case for thinking that there might be three or more goals to be scored.

The Foxes are potentially capable of covering the Over 2.5 Goals line by themselves and BetVictor have 11/10 that there are three goals or more scored in the game, although we know that Newcastle will be looking for a much tighter game.

The Magpies have generally been involved in lower-scoring contests and Under 2.5 Goals is currently trading at 4/5, with Leicester potentially needing to be patient to find the breakthrough in this clash.

Correct Score

We’re happy to consider Newcastle being unable to score a goal in this game and perhaps customers can perm a Leicester 2-0 or 3-0 victory and end up with a profit.

A 2-0 triumph is available at 6/1 and we can see the Foxes taking a while to find the breakthrough before cementing their advantage further down the line.

The 3-0 win is chalked up at 11/1 and this is a Leicester side who have already put three past Bournemouth this season.

William Hill have 9/2 about a 1-0 win for the Foxes and there’s the potential scenario where Newcastle put up a stubborn resistance before the walls eventually cave in.


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