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‘Leicester dripping with value’ – Pundits see Foxes as bet of the week

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Leicester City look like the team most likely to break into the top six in the Premier League. Brendan Rodgers’ third-placed side are currently available at 11/8 to do just that.

They host Newcastle on Sunday, who have put in some fantastic defensive displays to date but just cannot find the goals to move them up the table.

The Magpies drew 0-0 with Brighton last weekend, in a game of few chances. The best opportunity of the game actually fell to forward Miguel Almiron. He is yet to score for the Toon but is 9/2 to finally do so anytime in this one.

If Almiron and his strike partner Joelinton still cannot get on the right wavelength to create and finish their side’s chances, then Andy Carroll could be called up on.

The target-man made his long-anticipated return to Tyneside last week, coming off the bench late on. He is priced at 12/1 to score last.

Leicester are huge 1/2 favourites to take all three points here. Rodgers has transformed this side into a hugely entertaining outfit and they should not struggle to break down what will be a very deep Newcastle team.

Jamie Vardy might be the most underrated striker in the division. His pace in running behind defences, combined with his devastating finishing, is outstanding.

Vardy is 10/11 to have over 1.5 shots on target and 6/5 to score anytime.

Just behind him is James Maddison, one of the best set-piece takers in the Premier League. For the first goal of this game to be a free kick, it is 16/1.

It cannot be forgotten however, that Newcastle took the lead away at Anfield just two weeks ago. It is a very appealing 22/1 for Newcastle to be leading at half-time but the Foxes to go on and win the match.

As always, Newcastle’s centre back trio of Fabian Schar, Jamal Lascelles and Paul Dummett, will be tasked with foiling their opponents’ efforts to get through on goal. Against this explosive, dynamic Leicester side, they could struggle though.

Author Biography: I am a 20 year old, Sports Journalism Student currently studying at the University of Huddersfield and Arsenal fan. I am also a Press Officer for North Ferriby F.C. I also organise the weekly football podcast Regista Rambles. You can contact me via email here, or follow me on twitter or view my linkdin profile.

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