Newcastle United v Leicester City tips – Cisse set to keep firing
You can’t trust Newcastle to beat the Foxes but they have an in-form striker scoring for fun right now
October 14th, 2014
Alan Pardew remains in place at St James’ Park despite the team accruing four points from seven games played, with consecutive draws against Hull City and Swansea City illustrating that he certainly hasn’t lost the dressing room.
Pardew acknowledges that he still needs a win to start getting the fans back onside and Saturday’s match against Leicester is a golden opportunity to get three points on the board against last season’s Championship winners.
Sky Bet go 6/5 about a Newcastle win although the Tyneside club have several key players on the sidelines right now, with Tim Krul joining Paul Dummett and Siem de Jong on the treatment table.
At least the Magpies have a striker firing on all cylinders right now, with Papiss Cisse demonstrating the scoring form that made him such an instant success when he arrived at the club.
The Senegal striker has scored four goals in his past three matches and betfair go 7/4 about him finding the net in this match, with Boylesports offering 11/2 that he breaks the deadlock against Leicester.
Nigel Pearson has done pretty well with his City team as they aim to finish seventeenth or higher in the Premier League table, most notably when destroying Manchester United after being 3-1 down.
Away from home, the aim is clear. The Foxes will keep things tight and hope to take any chances that come along as was the case at the Britannia Stadium when winning 1-0.
BetVictor go 13/5 about an away win in this game although we are tempted by the prospect of another draw for Newcastle and 5/2 is a big enough price about a team that are improving but have absolutely no winning habit right now.
Draw @ 5/2 with bet365
Papiss Cisse to score @ 7/4 with betfair
Premier League weekend fixtures (odds in brackets)
Saturday 18th October 2014
Man City (1/2) v Tottenham (7) 12.45
Arsenal (2/5) v Hull (17/2) 15.00
Burnley (7/4) v West Ham (7/4) 15.00
Crystal Palace (9) v Chelsea (2/5) 15.00
Everton (4/7) v Aston Villa (6) 15.00
Newcastle (6/5) v Leicester (13/5) 15.00
Southampton (8/13) v Sunderland (5/1) 15.00
Monday 20th October 2014
West Brom (19/5) v Man Utd (3/4) 20.00