Opta Stats: Leicester v Newcastle

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers.
Will Brendan Rodgers be applauding his Leicester side after their match with Newcastle?

Third placed Leicester will expect to beat struggling Newcastle. Opta weighs up the odds.

"Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is winless in six games against Leicester in all competitions (W0 D2 L4) since winning 2-1 in the Championship with Birmingham City in April 2007."

A Leicester win and both teams to score is 4.03/1.

Leicester have lost their last two home Premier League games against Newcastle United having lost just two of the previous 10 (W4 D4 L2). Newcastle are 8.07/1 to win.

Since moving to the King Power Stadium at the start of the 2002-03 season, only four teams have won three consecutive away league games at Leicester, most recently West Brom between 2007 and 2014; no team has ever done so in three consecutive away Premier League games. Newcastle are 5.59/2 in the Draw No Bet market.

Leicester have won just two of their last 18 Premier League matches on Sundays (W2 D7 L9). The draw is 4.3100/30.

The last four Premier League meetings between Leicester and Newcastle have been won by the away side. Only four fixtures in the competition's history has seen five consecutive away victories - Leicester v Man City (1994-2003), Blackburn v Fulham (2003-2005), Newcastle v Tottenham (2013-2015) and Crystal Palace v Liverpool (2015-2017). The draw half-time/Newcastle full-time double result is 15.014/1.

Leicester have lost just one of their last nine home league games (W6 D2). A Leicester win is 1.558/15.

Newcastle have alternated between winning and not winning in their last six Premier League away games (W3 D1 L2), losing last time out at Liverpool. They've won as many away games in their last six in the competition as they had in their previous 24 (W3 D9 L12). Newcastle are 13.012/1 to win half-time/full-time.

Since the start of last season, only Liverpool (19) have won more points from losing positions in the Premier League than Leicester (18), with the Foxes gaining a joint-league high four such points so far this season. The Newcastle half-time/draw full-time double result is 23.022/1.

Newcastle have scored just four goals in their six Premier League games this season, as many as they netted in their last match under Rafael Benitez. Under 2.5 goals is 1.84/5.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has been directly involved in 10 goals in his last nine Premier League home games, scoring eight and assisting a further two. He's 2.26/5 to score.

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce is winless in six games against Leicester in all competitions (W0 D2 L4) since winning 2-1 in the Championship with Birmingham City in April 2007. A Leicester win and both teams to score is 4.03/1.

Dan Fitch 2019/20 Season P/L

Staked: 136.00 pts
Returned: 145.27 pts
P/L: +9.27 pts

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