Kamara: Newcastle approaching D-Day in their fight for survival


Newcastle United head into this weekend’s crunch clash against Leicester City just five points above the Premier League drop zone.

And according to Ladbrokes ambassador Chris Kamara it’s a fixture that could define the rest of the Magpies’ season.

“This is D-Day for Newcastle. They must stop the slide. A point wouldn’t be a bad result but on current form you’d have to say that Leicester are favourites” he told Ladbrokes News.

“It’s a game they cannot afford to lose. If they did you’d have to fear for their Premier League status, especially looking at the rest of their fixtures.”

The north east outfit have lost seven games in a row for the first time since 1977 and will also have an FA Cup exit at the hands of Nigel Pearson’s Foxes playing on their minds.

Leicester ran out 1-0 winners in the pair’s third round encounter but that skinny margin of victory fails to highlight the gulf between the two sides back in January.

“The last time Newcastle faced Leicester it was early on in John Carver’s tenure and they got battered in the cup” Kammy added.

“They’d still have time to escape the trap door should they be on the wrong end of a similar result but in the context of this game you’d fear for them more than Leicester should they lose.”

Ladbrokes make Newcastle the 14/5 underdogs to triumph at the King Power Stadium with Leicester the 19/20 favourites for victory.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.