Premier League Betting: Leicester vs. NewcastlePublished March 14, 2016 by Sol FH
Premier League front-runners, Leicester v Newcastle tonight at King Power Stadium at 20:00 GMT.
The Premier League has proved to be one of the most difficult leagues to predict this season. Last year at this same time, Leicester was sitting five points behind Newcastle and ended the season in 14th place. Leicester's season has been an example of hard work, excellent management and the desire to win.
Newcastle is having a terrible year and are currently in second-to-last place, in real danger of their next season not being in the Premier League. They recently brought in new manager Rafael Benitez, former Real Madrid manager, and the sole coach to have won the Champions League, World Cup, UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup. Newcastle hope he will give them the boost that they so desperately need, but tonight will be his first huge test, and playing the first place team at King Power Stadium will not make it any easier.
Head to Head
Leicester have beaten Newcastle in their last two matches. The Foxes have beaten the Geordies 3-0 in those games and will most-likely do the same thing tonight. Talk about a turn-around season, Leicester have lost only one match in their last 17 Premier League games. Riyad Mahrez, league leader in goals is fit for the Foxes tonight, which is going to give the Newcastle defense a hard time.
Newcastle has lost their last three matches, but they haven't lost four-in-a-row so far this season. Unfortunately, that will all change tonight, as the Geordies' chances do not look good and predictors all over the internet are saying 2-0, 3-0 and even 4-0.
Premier League Live In-Play Markets
The Barclays Premier League is covered in its entirety by bet365 Sports. The famed UK sportsbook offers competitive props bets and odds for every game this year and tonight, Leicester are obvious favorites to win at 1.57, while Newcastle are at 6.50. A draw is at 4.33, but tonight will be a win for the home team, and if punters want the best odds, go for a Correct Score bet for 2-0 or 3-0.