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Opta Stats: Newcastle v Leicester

Will Rafa Benitez inspire Newcastle when they host Leicester?
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Can Newcastle end their poor form when they take on Leicester? Opta delivers their statistical verdict.

"Rafael Benitez has never lost three consecutive home Premier League matches as a manager."

Leicester are [2.08] in the Draw No Bet market.

Newcastle have lost their last three Premier League games against Leicester by an aggregate score of 0-7 - they'd only lost three of their previous 17 against them in the division (W9 D5). Leicester are [2.96] to win.

Leicester have won just two of their last 17 league visits to St James' Park (D1 L14). Newcastle are [2.72] to taste victory.

Since winning 3-0 against Stoke on September 16, only West Brom (0) have won fewer Premier League games than Newcastle (1). The draw is [3.35].

The Magpies haven't failed to score in three consecutive home Premier League matches since February 2014 (a run of four). Under 2.5 goals is [1.86].

Dwight Gayle has scored 25 goals in all competitions for the Magpies since his debut in August 2016, nine more than any other Newcastle player. Gayle is [3.25] to score.

Gayle has lost both Premier League matches in which he's scored this season - only Leicester's Jamie Vardy has lost more matches in which he's scored (3). You can back Gayle at [6.5] to score the first goal.

Jamie Vardy is one goal away from becoming the first Leicester City player to hit 50 Premier League goals. If he does score against Newcastle, he'll be the 12th quickest English player to hit that milestone in the Premier League (currently on 120 apps). Vardy is [2.6] to find the net.

Rafael Benitez has never lost three consecutive home Premier League matches as a manager. Leicester are [2.08] in the Draw No Bet market.

Claude Puel, meanwhile, is aiming to win three consecutive Premier League games for the first time as a manager - the Frenchman last won three league matches in a row as Nice manager in March 2016. Leicester are [1.57] Double Chance.

Shinji Okazaki scored in both fixtures the last time these sides met in 2015-16, making Newcastle the only team he's scored in more than one game against in the Premier League. Okazaki is [3.9] to score.

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