Papiss Cisse rescued a vital point and probably his manager’s job at Swansea last time out and it’s that fighting spirit which can see Newcastle dig deep for a first victory of the season when promoted Leicester visit.
Ladbrokes’ relatively short price of 23/20 on a home win for Newcastle belies their struggles in the early part of the season, while plenty will be tempted to back Leicester at 5/2, or even the draw at 12/5.
Having compiled some evidence here’s where we see the three best ways to profit from the clash:
Newcastle to come from behind and win @ 8/1
A juicy price and understandably so given Alan Pardew’s men are yet to put three points on the board in one go after seven games, labouring to just four overall.
However, when the chips were down yet again at Swansea there were promising signs of some grit within this Newcastle side, who equalised for the second time and could even have pinched a win in the closing stages.
It’s no secret that Leicester have been impressive on their top-flight return, but the Foxes have stumbled recently – looking flat on the road in their 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace – before Burnley held them last time out.
Still, considering Newcastle haven’t yet got their noses in front in any league game so far, the St James’ Park crowd may well be put through the mill before celebrations can ensue.
Over 2.5 total goals @ 4/5
Clearly, for the above bet to land the 2.5-goals barrier must be broken, but this is actually a great bet on the contest regardless.
Newcastle have conceded two or more goals in nine of their last 12 games at St James’ Park.
Papiss Cisse to score anytime @ 8/5
Having seemingly given up on the pursuit of scoring goals, it has been a real blessing to Pardew that his number nine has suddenly rediscovered his shooting boots.
The one-time goal-of-the-month regular has bagged four in his last three appearances.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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