Newcastle United vs. Leicester City
December 26, 2022 10:00 am EDT
The Line: Leicester City +230 / Newcastle +120 // total: 2.5
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Leicester City and Newcastle United face off on Monday in an English Premier League showdown at King Power Stadium. When these two teams faced off on April 17th it was Newcastle that secured the 2-1 victory.
Leicester City currently sits in 13th place in the standings having picked up 17 points. Leicester City faced off against MK Dons in the EFL Cup on December 20th, and they were able to secure a 3-0 victory. Leicester City had 73 percent of the possession and eight shots on target. The three goals were scored in the 50th minute, including Jamie Vardy who was the last goalscorer. Danny Welbeck, Jakub Moder and Adam Webster all played in the World Cup, but they were all back early enough that they will be able to play in this game. It was a bit shocking that James Maddison didn’t play more in the World Cup, but he is dealing with a knee issue, and it’s unclear if he’s going to be able to go in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Newcastle, who sits in 3rd place in the standings having picked up 30 points. On Tuesday, against AFC Bournemouth, Newcastle was able to secure the 1-0 victory. The only goal was an own goal, but they were able to win. They had 63 percent of the possession and five shots on target. Alexander Isak is still working his way back from injury, and although he won’t be able to go in this game, he’s going to be back soon. Ryan Fraser and Elliot Anderson are both healthy heading into this game and are expected to get the start. Callum Wilson is expected to get the start here.
The break came at the wrong time for Leicester City, with them getting hot at the right time. I expect they will continue the hot streak here, though. Even if James Maddison doesn’t play, I expect Leicester City are going to find a couple of goals, and that is going to be the difference here. Back Leicester City on the money line.