Securing their spot in the fourth round of this year’s EFL Cup in midweek thanks to a dominant 4-0 win away at Championship outfit Luton, Leicester will look to carry on their stellar domestic start when Newcastle travel to the King Power on Sunday afternoon.
Also battling from a goal behind to clinch three points off of Tottenham last weekend, the Foxes have lost just one of their opening six Premier League appearances and will rightfully enter this weekend as a favourite.
On the flip side, while Brendan Rodgers’ men might be enjoying their own battle at the top end of the table, Newcastle find themselves in a very different position.
Playing out a lacklustre 0-0 draw against Brighton at St. James’ Park last time out, Steve Bruce’s side have failed to win any of their last four matches across all formats, including crashing out of the EFL Cup at the hands of Leicester last month.
While Sunday’s guests might be in the midst of a rut, they have remarkably secured back-to-back victories at the King Power and the Magpies can be found at 13/2 with Bet365 to secure a trio of shock victories in Leicestershire this weekend.
The Foxes’ European charge
Picking up a 2-1 win over a struggling Spurs last weekend, the mood in Leicester’s camp only continues to soar.
With the likes of Manchester United, Spurs, and Chelsea showing some worrying inconsistencies at the start of the new campaign, many around the King Power are starting to believe that their side can secure a European return come May.
Handed the chance to extend their stay in the top-four this weekend, you might be interested to know that the former Celtic boss currently finds his men pencilled in at 13/10 with Ladbrokes to secure a top-six finish this season.
If Leicester are to extend on their very eye-catching run in Leicestershire, then Rodgers will be looking for Jamie Vardy to extend his own purple patch at the King Power.
The Foxes’ leading marksman has now bagged eight goals in his last nine Premier League matchups on home soil and can be found at 6/5 with William Hill to find the net again on Sunday.
Newcastle’s attacking issues
Although Brighton’s trip to St. James was being labelled as a September six-pointer, Newcastle could only muster a 0-0 stalemate and the mood around North West continues to remain at a low.
Newcastle sit at 11/10 to find themselves in the bottom three this season, the worst odds of any side in the top-flight.
With many still upset by former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce taking over during the summer, the Magpies have failed to win any of their last four matches across all competitions and could be set for a relegation scrap come May.
Although the Magpies may have broken the bank and spent £40million on former Hoffenheim striker Joelinton, the 23-year-old has struggled to make much of an impact in the North West and has epitomized Newcastle’s struggles in the final third.
Scoring just four goals so far this season and with no other side in England’s top-tier holding a worse attacking return, you might be interested to know that Sunday’s guests can be found at 17/20 with Ladbrokes to draw back-to-back blanks this weekend.