Accurate prediction for the Newcastle – Leeds match. On 17 September, Newcastle will compete against Leeds at St James’s Park in a round 5 England Championship match. You can bet with the best odds on 1xbet official website.
Newcastle scores 1 point in the first 4 Premier League rounds
Steve Bruce’s footballers are in 19th place in the English Championship (1 point after 4 meetings).
Newcastle have a very weak start in the 2021/22 season. In 5 meetings in all tournaments, the Magpies do not know victories. In the Premier League, they did not lose only to Southampton (2: 2), and in the League Cup they stopped fighting in the 2nd round after being relegated to Burnley (0: 0, 3: 4 on penalties).
On September 11, the black and white lost to Manchester United at Old Trafford (1: 4). The Magpies showed weak defense and conceded in the 4th round in a row. The only goal for the guests at the beginning of the 2nd half was scored by Javi Manquillo, who distinguished himself for the first time in 4 years at Newcastle.
Leeds haven’t won the league title yet
Marcelo Bielsa’s team is 17th in the Premier League standings (2 points after 4 matches).
Leeds, which finished in the TOP-10 in the last championship, are not showing their previous results in the new season. After the summer vacation, Bielsa’s boys won only in the League Cup, where they did not experience problems with the 3rd division club “Kru Alexandra” (3: 0).
Peacocks have not yet won the Premier League. Leeds made an unsuccessful visit to the principal rivals from Manchester United (1: 5), and then twice in a row gave out draws with Everton (2: 2) and Burnley (1: 1).
Last Sunday White lost to Liverpool at home (0: 3). Having conceded 2 goals by the 50th minute, the home team were left in the minority after a gross foul by Pascal Strack. Remaining in the minority, the peacocks in stoppage time got another goal in their own net.
“Peacocks” twice coped with the “magpies” in the last championship
In the 2020/21 Premier League season, the rivals held 2 meetings. In both games, the victory went to Leeds. On December 16, Bielsa’s players defeated Newcastle 5-2 at home, and on January 26 won the match at St James’s Park (2-1).
Strake and Koch will miss the exit to Newcastle
The Magpies are approaching the home game with a lot of injured players. Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, midfielders Elliot Anderson and Jonjo Shelvey will miss the match with the Peacocks. Questionable are defenders Xavi Manquillo, Paul Dummett, Kieran Clark, midfielders Ryan Fraser, Joe Willock and forward Callum Wilson.
Leeds will travel to Newcastle without defender Pascal Strake, suspended for 3 games. The damage will prevent his defensive partner Robin Koch from playing. There is also a possibility that the match will take place without defender Diego Llorente and midfielder Adam Forshaw.
Prediction: Total Over 2.5 And Both To Score
Both teams are in roughly the same situation. Both Newcastle and Leeds have failed the Premier League starting leg due to serious defensive problems. The opponents in 3 out of 4 starting rounds had bets on “both scores” and the total was over 2.5. Most likely, not the best game at one’s own goal will predetermine high performance on the field of forty.
Last season’s game statistics hint at this development. “Magpies” and “peacocks” in both games scored against each other, while they did not lower the bar below 3 goals scored per match.