Opta Stats: Newcastle v Leicester

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez.
Will Rafa Benitez have the answers for Newcastle when they host Leicester?

Newcastle can climb out of the relegation zone if they can beat Leicester. Opta weighs up the odds.

"Since the start of last season, Leicester have both scored and conceded in a league-high 29 different Premier League games."

Both teams to score is 1.9520/21.

Newcastle United have lost their last two home games against Leicester City, conceding exactly three goals in each defeat. They last lost three in a row at home to the Foxes back in November 1965. Leicester are 3.052/1 to win.

Leicester have won five of their last six games against Newcastle in all competitions. They are 5.24/1 to win half-time/full-time.

Leicester have scored three goals on each of their last two Premier League visits to St James' Park - the last side to score 3+ in three consecutive top-flight away games against Newcastle were Preston North End, between 1952 and 1955. Over 2.5 goals is 1.748/11.

Since the start of last season, no team has lost more home Premier League games than Newcastle (10, level with Huddersfield and Swansea). Leicester are 2.1411/10 in the Draw no Bet market.

Leicester have lost seven of their last 10 Premier League away games, winning the other three. A Newcastle win is 2.6213/8.

This is the third time that Newcastle have lost their first three home games in a league season (also in 1986-87 and 1987-88) - they've never lost their first four before. Leicester are 1.68/13 Double Chance.

Since the start of last season, Leicester have both scored and conceded in a league-high 29 different Premier League games. Both teams to score is 1.9520/21.

Only Huddersfield (8) have conceded more first-half goals in the Premier League this season than Leicester (7). Newcastle are 3.211/5 to be leading by half-time.

As Newcastle manager, Rafael Benitez has lost 10 of his 27 home Premier League games - the same number he lost in 127 home games in charge of Chelsea and Liverpool combined. The draw half-time/Leicester full-time double result is 7.06/1.

Leicester's James Maddison has scored in his last two Premier League games - he's never scored in three consecutive league games before. Maddison is 4.47/2 to score.

Dan Fitch 2018/19 Season P/L

Staked: 53.00 pts
Returned: 50.57 pts
P/L: -2.43 pts

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