Leicester City meets Newcastle on September 28, 2019 at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester City is one of six clubs that have won the EPL title since its inception in 1992. The Foxes won the Premier League in 2015-16, their first ever top-flight title. They were dubbed as the “Unbelievables” for that victory because prior to the start of that season, they were the soccer betting favorites to face relegation.
Throughout their history, Leicester City has played all but one year in the top two divisions of English football. Brendan Rodgers took over after Claude Puel was sacked last February with Leicester City in 12th place. The team improved and finished 9th under Rodgers in the final Premier League table.
Leicester City currently ranks 4th in goal difference at +3. They are tied for 8th in the Premier League with 8 goals scored. The Foxes also have seven assists which puts them in a tie for fifth place overall. On defense, Leicester City is tied for first overall with just five goals allowed this term.
Kasper Schmeichel has given up only five goals in six appearances and has a total of 15 saves this season. On the offensive end, Jamie Vardy has found the back of the net already three times this season. Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes each have one goal scored for Leicester City. James Madison has two assists while Tielemans and Vardy each have one assist for the Foxes.
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New Castle United
New Castle United is one of England’s most consistent football clubs. The Magpies have spent 86 years of their history playing in the Top Flight. They have won a total of four League titles, six FA Cups, one Charity Shield, one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and a UEFA Intertoto Cup. Overall, they have the 9th most trophies won by any English Club.
After winning The Championship in 2017, they finished 10th in the league in their first year back in the Premier League. In 2018, they finished 13th and avoided relegation and after hiring Steve Bruce in July 2019, they finished third in the preseason tournament 2019 Premier League Asia Trophy.
Newcastle United ranks 16th in Goal Difference at -4. They are also tied for 18th in Goals Scored with only four while they have conceded eight goals this season, 9th best overall. Newcastle ranks 13th in the EPL with a total of four assists on the year.
Joelinton, Fabian Schar and Jetro Willems each have one goal scored for Newcastle. Midfielder Christian Atsu leads the club with a total of two assists on the year while Isaac Hayden and Sean Longstaff each have an assist on the year. Meanwhile, Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has 18 saves and 8 goals conceded this season.
Leicester City is the third-best team in the Premier League right now with a record of 3-2-1 SU. In their last EPL outing, Leicester City scored a controversial 2-1 win over Tottenham. That win came after Manchester City’s unbeaten season came to an end against Manchester City.
Newcastle ranks 17th in the EPL with their 1-2-3 SU record. Newcastle has not seen victory in their last three matches. Newcastle drew with Watford, lost to Liverpool and drew with Brighton the last time out. Newcastle heads to this match as the soccer betting underdogs against Leicester City
Head to head, Leicester City has won five out of the last 10 meetings between these two teams. New Castle United has four wins while these teams have played to a draw in one other match during that period. In their last meeting on April 12, 2019, New Castle United defeated Leicester City 1-0.
Leicester City is having a good start to their season while Newcastle is still grappling to find their form. They play a more cohesive offense with good passing that has netted them 7 assists, good for Top 5 in the EPL. I think Leicester City has more than enough offensive muscle to deliver a victory in this contest. Prediction: Leicester City