Leicester City appeared in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in team history in 2016-17 and made it all the way to the quarterfinals, where it was eliminated on aggregate by Atletico Madrid. The Foxes are in good position to earn a berth in next season's Champions League as they occupy third place in the Premier League, with the top four qualifying for the event. Leicester City looks to strengthen its chances when it hosts Newcastle United on Friday. The Foxes, who have registered two wins and a draw in their last three league matches, are two points ahead of fourth-place Chelsea and five in front of fifth-place West Ham with four games remaining.
Kickoff from King Power Stadium is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. The latest Newcastle vs. Leicester City odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Leicester City as 1.5-goal and -255 money-line favorites (risk $255 to win $100), while the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Newcastle vs. Leicester City picks, check out the English Premier League predictions from SportsLine's Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Newcastle vs. Leicester City and revealed his best bets. You can only see them over at SportsLine.
- Newcastle vs. Leicester City spread: Leicester City -1.5
- Newcastle vs. Leicester City over-under: 2.5 goals
- Newcastle vs. Leicester City money line: Leicester City -255, Newcastle +750, Draw +370
- NEW: The Magpies have posted just one clean sheet in their last 13 matches
- LEI: The Foxes have outscored their opponents 10-3 in their last four Premier League home games
Top predictions for Newcastle vs. Leicester City
Green is leaning over 2.5 goals in Friday's matchup between Newcastle and Leicester City. The Magpies have a dangerous offensive weapon in Joe Willock, who was obtained on loan from Arsenal in January. The 21-year-old midfielder, who was not in the lineup against the Gunners on Sunday, tallied in his debut with Newcastle on Feb. 6 and has scored in each of his last three Premier League matches. After only 10 games, Willock is tied with Miguel Almiron (four) for second on the team in league goals.
Prior to its 1-1 draw against Southampton last Friday, Leicester City recorded at least two goals in six of eight contests. Kelechi Iheanacho leads the Foxes with 17 goals across all competitions and posted a four-game streak during which he tallied five times before the Southampton match. James Maddison, who is one of four players on the club with a double-digit goal total, has scored in each of his last three meetings with Newcastle, which has helped Green in his decision to lean toward the over on Friday.
How to make EPL picks for Leicester City vs. Newcastle
Green has also locked in two other best bets for this matchup, including one that brings a plus-money payout. He's only sharing his best bets here.
So who wins Leicester City vs. Newcastle? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the top picks for Newcastle vs. Leicester City, all from the European soccer expert who has generated $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.