class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With both teams looking shaky at the back, Al Hain-Cole expects another high-scoring Premier League clash between the Magpies and Bielsa's men
Newcastle and Leeds will both be hoping for their first wins of the Premier League season when they meet at St James’ Park on Friday.
Steve Bruce’s men have taken just one point from their opening four league fixtures, as well as suffering a penalty shootout defeat to Burnley in the Carabao Cup.
Newcastle vs Leeds latest odds
Having won just three of their last 15 league matches on home turf, Newcastle are 2/1 (3.00) outsiders with bet365 to get up and running with a long-awaited victory here.
Leeds are ahead of their opponents by a point after two defeats and two draws but can be backed at 13/10 (2.30) to go four points ahead by coming out on top.
The hosts conceded a late equaliser to draw 2-2 with Southampton in their last home game, and you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them being held to another stalemate in this one.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go
The game is being shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the United Kingdom (UK). Sky Go will be streaming the game live online.
Newcastle vs Leeds team news
Paul Dummett, Ciaran Clark, Javier Manquillo, Joe Willock, Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson will all face late fitness tests, while Martin Dubravka and Jonjo Shelvey are definitely ruled out.
Pascal Struijk is suspended after his red card against Liverpool, while Diego Llorente, Robin Koch and Adam Forshaw are all injured.
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Newcastle vs Leeds preview
Last season’s meetings between this pair were both entertaining affairs, with Marcelo Bielsa’s men running out 5-2 winners at Elland Road before edging the away clash 2-1.
More goalmouth action seems likely considering both teams’ poor defensive displays so far this season, conceding 23 goals between them after just four fixtures.
What’s more, the visitors could be forced to field a makeshift backline given their injuries and suspensions, while the Magpies are also still far from full strength at the moment.
On the other hand, there shouldn’t be too much wrong with either team’s attack given Newcastle have only failed to score in four of their last 26 league matches in their own backyard and Leeds have found the net in four of their five matches this campaign.
Newcastle vs Leeds tips & predictions
Indeed, odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem like decent value on both teams getting on target and over 2.5 goals being scored for the third encounter in a row between this duo.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.