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Newcastle United v Leeds United Match Preview & Best Odds

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The Magpies are finding life tough in the Premier League this season and they will be in for a testing time when Leeds United come to town on Friday evening, therefore now is a great time to visit our Fixtures & Results page where you can find the latest Newcastle United scores and results ahead of this clash.

 

 

Newcastle United v Leeds United Match Preview

Kick-off: 8pm, Friday 17th September 2021

 

  • Newcastle have conceded two or more goals in all-but-one of their last seven home Premier League games
  • The Magpies saw both teams score in almost three-quarters of their home league games in 2020/21
  • Leeds United found the back of the net in fifteen of their nineteen away games in the Premier League last term

 

Friday evening football makes a welcome return this weekend with two struggling sides doing battle at St James’ Park. Leeds United and Newcastle United both find themselves in the bottom four of the Premier League and as such, this is an important meeting with both sides fancying their chances of claiming all three points.

Of the two sides, Leeds United have had the trickier start to the campaign and defeats against the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool are little to get too concerned about. Indeed having managed to share the spoils with Burnley and Everton, Marcelo Bielsa will be optimistic about his side’s chances of managing something from this trip to Tyneside although with centre halves Robin Koch and Diego Llorente absent through injury and Pascal Struijk playing no part due to his red card given against Liverpool, the visitors may be lacking somewhat at the back.

On the whole, Newcastle United were decent entertainment value throughout last season although it’s hard to escape the conclusion that manager Steve Bruce is living on borrowed time. If the Magpies are to secure their Premier League status at the end of the season, they need to grind out wins in these kind of home matches and we envisage them going for it on Friday evening, especially since the visitors will be lacking numbers at the back.

That’s not to say that we don’t expect Leeds United to turn it on. Newcastle have leaked twelve goals in four Premier League matches and Leeds will doubtless smell blood and put in plenty of efforts along the way.

 

Back Newcastle to win and both teams to score at 4/1