Leicester and Newcastle United will open the upcoming round of the Premier League at the King Power Stadium. Under the leadership of new manager Brendan Rogers, the Foxes are currently in a great run of form, winning their last four matches. Leicester missed a chance to go further up the table and book a summer in Europe long ago. Currently sitting on the 7th spot on the table, the team is playing for their fans in a season that couldn’t have started in a worse way with the death of their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Newcastle United’s season is once again in shambles. Manager Rafael Benitez has failed to get the team higher up the table. Newcastle is currently sitting on spot number 15, once again facing a battle for relegation. Newcastle will most likely stay in the Premier League, but considering the form the team’s been in, a loss against Leicester would deepen the crisis and put them well on the way to the relegation zone.
Newcastle’s current form, especially away from home, doesn’t instill belief that the team will win this match or even score for that matter. Leicester is the obvious bookie favourite here – most bookmakers give Rogers’ team odds of 5/7 to win the match. Newcastle’s odds are much riskier at 4/1, while the draw goes for 14/5.
Since the full-time winner odds aren’t exactly exciting, we suggest going for the other markets. You can bet on total goals per halves (or the whole match) or predict the exact score if you’re feeling that lucky There are plenty of options at your fingertips at most bookies, so don’t make the mistake of sticking to the full-time winner market only. Specials such as to win to nil offer great odds as well. Do your research before placing your bets – it could make all the difference.