Michael Owen makes double prediction for Newcastle’s trip to Leicester on Sunday

Man of the moment Michael Owen has been looking forward to, and predicting our trip to the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

The ex-NUFC striker is backing Leicester to win – but is predicting a relatively low-scoring affair (under 2.5 goals) against what he believes is a ‘well-organised and resilient Magpies side’.

Here’s what he’s had to say:

“Leicester came from behind to beat Spurs at the King Power on Saturday and I expect the Foxes to follow up against a Newcastle side who had their opportunities, but were largely second best, at home to Brighton at the weekend.

“The Foxes may have to be patient against a well-organised and resilient Magpies’ side, but I believe the hosts will take maximum points”

PREDICTION: Leicester to win and under 2.5 goals.

It’s hard to actually argue with Owen here, even if we would like to for many reasons.

Even without James Maddison, who is expected to be missing for the Foxes, it’s going to be a big ask to get anything against a team who have a real chance of upsetting the established order this year and breaking into the top six.

Of course Saint Maximin, Carroll and Longstaff training this week is a boost, and there’s no way we can be as bad as we were on Saturday.

Leicester will dominate the ball but maybe, just maybe, we can cause another upset on the road?

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