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Prediction: Leicester vs Newcastle

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 11 Dec 2021

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Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 3/1

Bookmaker: 888sport

The December schedule is in full swing as clubs up and down the Premier League prepare for a season of joy, anxiety and unpredictability. It’s the most wonderful time of the year for football fans with games coming at us from every single direction, and that theme is going to continue this weekend – with one of the featured showdowns pitting Leicester City against Newcastle United.

Leicester

Leicester City are out of the Europa League and they’re struggling in the Premier League, leaving many to wonder whether or not this could be the final farewell for Brendan Rodgers at the club. It sounds a bit dramatic on the face of it but given how many major jobs he’s been linked to in recent times, he needs to start turning things around if he wants to even try and save his reputation.

Team News

Fofana, Pereira and Justin are all out through injury, with the following players not being eligible as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak within the Foxes camp: Benkovic, Vestergaard, Amartey, Iheanacho, Perez and Lookman.

Newcastle

Newcastle United fans are just counting down the minutes until we arrive at the start of the January transfer window and understandably so. They’re the richest club in world football and if they’re even able to scratch the surface of their financial potential next month, we could be in for a game-changing moment in the English game with the Magpies beginning their slow but steady resurrection.

Team News

Dummett has been ruled out of the game due to injury with Schar and Fraser being fitness doubts, although Fraser is expected to overcome a hamstring problem.

Factors to Consider

  • Leicester are 12th in the Premier League whereas Newcastle are 19th.
  • Leicester have won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six games.
  • Newcastle have won one, drawn three and lost two of their last six ganes.
  • Leicester have scored 12 goals and conceded 13 in their last six games.
  • Newcastle have scored six goals and conceded 10 in their last six games.

Conclusion

Newcastle are starting to build their way back but it’s going to take an awful lot of time and effort to get there, meanwhile Leicester are a bit more of a finished article. Still, it has to be said that neither side is in a particularly good spot this season, which is why we think this is going to be quite a drab affair. In the end, we’ll shoot for a 1-1 draw that neither club are particularly pleased with.

Prediction: Draw

Best Odds: 3/1

Bookmaker: 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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