Newcastle United vs. Leicester City – EPL, January 3, 2021

| December 31, 2020 8:51 am PDT

Newcastle is another club that has really suffered from COVID and will hope that it can go ahead with this fixture against Leicester on Sunday.

But the Foxes look to be one of the main challengers at the top of the league this season and will feel as though three points are there for the taking.

Newcastle United vs. Leicester City Odds

Newcastle United to Win+370
The Draw+280
Leicester City to Win-147

Newcastle’s draw with Liverpool has probably influenced BetOnline in the pricing of this game, as I would have thought that Leicester would be even more of a favorite to win all three points. Now the odds don’t really appeal for any eventuality – but the away win still seems the best value.

Newcastle United vs. Leicester City Match Preview

Liverpool looked sluggish against Newcastle on Wednesday, but that should not take anything away from the home side that defended well and even took the game to the champions more than would have been expected. Karl Darlow was particularly good in goal, but it was a team effort that won the point.

To earn a draw when so many of Newcastle’s top players were out with injury or illness was even more impressive. Steve Bruce has been rightly criticized for some of his tactics this season, but if he can get his players performing like this every week, then they might be able to pull away from the lower reaches of the table.

But Leicester will be in no mood to allow Newcastle to play and could bring Bruce’s team down with a bump on Sunday. The Foxes finished 2020 with two draws that would have frustrated Brendan Rodgers and his players – and we may well see a riposte to that this weekend.

Jamie Vardy was rested for the start of the draw with Palace, and he is definitely one player that hates missing games. Leicester had already missed a penalty before he arrived to help force the equalizer seven minutes from time. There are a few injuries in the squad but expect a full-throttle attack from Leicester here.

Newcastle United vs. Leicester City Betting Pick

Pick
  • Leicester City to Win
    -147

Newcastle should be rightly applauded for managing to hold Liverpool to a goalless draw on Wednesday, but Steve Bruce’s team needs to show that fight in every game. Leicester is a squad of players who know all about that, and that should mean that the three points leave with the away team on Sunday.

Dan Roberts

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