Newcastle United vs Leicester City Pick – EPL Predictions & Odds 5/22/23

Shane MickleMay 21, 2023
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Newcastle United and Leicester City face off on Monday in an English Premier League showdown at St. James Park. 

Newcastle United vs Leicester Odds

Newcastle is the big favorite sitting at -265 while Leicester City is the underdog sitting at +650. The total in this game sits at 3.5 goals with the over paying out at +115. 

Newcastle United Betting Preview

Newcastle comes into this game sitting in 3rd place in the standings having picked up 69 points. On Thursday Newcastle faced off against Brighton and they were able to secure a 4-1 victory. Newcastle had 33 percent of the possession and nine shots on target. Joe Willock suffered a hamstring injury in the last game and not having him is a big loss for this team. Kieran Trippier and Joelinton have both been hurt also and they aren’t going to be able to in this game. They are facing off against a bad defensive team and they are going to need the offense to be strong early in this game. 

Leicester City Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Leicester City who sits in 19th place in the standings having picked up 30 points. Leicester City is currently the relegation and this is a game where they at least need to pick up a point. In the last game against Liverpool, Leicester City was defeated 3-0. Kelechi Iheanacho is working back from a groin injury and it’s expected that he’s going to be able to go in this game. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is dealing with a thigh injury, and it’s unclear at this point if he’s going to be able to. James Justin, Danny Ward, Ryan Bertrand, and Jannik Vestergaard are all dealing with injuries heading into this game. Leicester City needs to be try and jump out to a lead here and get the confidence. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This Leicester City team is dealing with some injuries heading into this game and they are going to really struggle in this game. This Leicester City defense is a big issue, and it’s going to be what lets them down here. Newcastle is going score 3 or 4 goals here, and this will be an easy victory. Back Newcastle United -1.5.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:Newcastle United -1.5
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