Newport County vs Leicester City Betting Preview – 06/01/2019

Newport County vs Leicester City Betting Preview – 06/01/2019

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Newport County vs Leicester City

Newport County will be readying themselves for a tough game in the Third Round of the FA Cup this weekend as they go up against Leicester City. The game will be played at Newport’s Rodney Parade Stadium this Sunday afternoon. The hosts went up against Wrexham in the previous round and it took a replay to decide the winner after the first meeting ended 0-0, Newport eased to success in the replay with a 4-0 win. Claude Puel will be planning to make light work of his opponents in this fixture and with Leicester in good form, the win looks highly likely for the travelling side.

Newport County are having a very similar season as their previous which saw them finish in eleventh place, as after 26 games they sit in 12th place with a game in hand over the teams that sit above them. The two sides have not met since 1947 and have faced each other four times with Newport never managing to secure a win. The hosts do not arrive at this fixture in good form with them going four games without a win and have picked up three losses along the way. If you fancy Newport to claim a Premier League scalp this weekend then you can back them with Bet365 at 9/1.

The Exiles have not struggled in front of goal this season with 35 goals on their record, but their leaky defence has been their downfall. After 26 games they have conceded a total of 42 goals which is the highest out of the top 20 sides in League Two. Three of Newports last five fixtures have seen over four goals and you can back there to be over three goals scored with Bet365 at 6/5. If Newport stands any chance of securing a win or at least a draw they will be looking to Padraig Amond, their top goalscorer with 14 goals and five assists. The forward has a price of 15/4 to score anytime with Betway.

Claude Puel’s Leicester City have once again cemented themselves as a tough side in the Premier League that has the potential to push for a top-six finish. After 21 games they find themselves in seventh place seven points off of Manchester United in sixth. With odds of around 1/3 to win this fixture, you may want to go for a -1 handicap which is priced at 8/11 with SkyBet which seems generous considering the quality of each side. However, all three of the Foxes previous victories have seen them win by a margin of one goal and fancy Leicester to win by Exactly 1 Goal then SkyBet are offering odds of 3/1.

With just 25 goals on their record, Leicester City are not one of the highest scoring sides in the league but if there one person you should back to score it is Jamie Vardy. The forward has seven goals this season and is priced at 4/5 to add to his tally on Sunday. The Foxes have conceded in three of their last five fixtures and if you fancy Newport snatching a goal against Leicester then both teams to score can be backed at 10/11 with Bet365.

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