Newcastle at Leicester City
December 12, 2021 9:00 am EDT
The Line: Newcastle +360 / Leicester City -140 // Total: 2.5
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Leicester City and Newcastle face off on Sunday in an English Premier League showdown at King Power Stadium. When these two teams last faced off in May it was Newcastle that came away with the 4-2 victory.
Leicester City currently sits in 12th place in the standings having picked up 19 points. Leicester City is dealing with COVID issues and there are a lot of question marks about who will be able to go in this game. Leicester City’s defense has been an issue and each of the last four games across all contests they have given up at least two goals. Leicester City played a midweek game against Napoli and the defense gave up three goals. Leicester City has scored 23 goals total while their defense has given up 27 goals. The top player has been Jamie Cardy who has thrown nine goals and adding another assist.
On the other side of this matchup is Newcastle who sits in 19th place in the standings having picked up 10 points. Coming into this game Newcastle has been a bit inconsistent but they are coming off a big win against Burnley. The defense locked down giving up zeo goals and when this team finds success it’s usually the defense that is strong but this defense has still had some issues this season. Newcastle has scored 17 goals total while their defense has given up 30 goals total. Callum Wilson has been the top player for Newcastle scoring six goals.
Leicester City has been quite inconsistent this season but this is a game they are going to find success in. Newcastle’s defense is going to be struggling and Leicester City will come away with the victory. Back Leicester City on the money line.