Friday – 9:00pm GMT – the King Power Stadium.
Leicester at home against Newcastle – Friday – 9:00pm GMT – The King Power Stadium.
As of today, Leicester are in Champion’s League contention, sitting third in the League. Newcastle will be hopeful of taking points when they visit and move up from seventeenth.
With the Premier League season well into its stride, Leicester City have managed to gain 63 points so far, going into this meeting
It was a 1-1 draw against Southampton in Leicester’s last Premier League outing, Brendan Rodgers’ men will be hoping for a better result in this fixture.
Leicester keep finding ways to win, having secured 10 victories in their last 18 matches is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. They currently sit in third place, with a total of 63 points having won 19 matches, drawn six games, and lost nine fixtures.
Playing at home, Leicester have won nine meetings, drawn one game, and lost seven fixtures.
A victory for Leicester City would put them on 66 points.
Good Attacking Performance
They have a good scoring rate of 61 goals (53 from open play and eight penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Jamie Vardy (14), Kelechi Iheanacho (10), and Harvey Barnes (9). Leicester have conceded 39 goals.
Leicester’s squad has depth, but even so, Brendan Rodgers is likely to be missing five of they key players when they start Friday’s game.
Newcastle United’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 36 points this season
Newcastle will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to Arsenal, which itself followed a draw to Liverpool, this fixture could be the opportunity.
Steve Bruce’s Newcastle have lost 10 of their last 19 matches this season. With seventeenth, they currently sit 36 points in the League having won nine fixtures, drawn nine games, and lost 16 matches.
Newcastle have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won four fixtures, drawn four games, and lost nine meetings of their 17 League matches away from home this season.
Victory for Newcastle United would take their points tally to 39 so far this season.
Going into Friday’s game, Steve Bruce without five of his players, due to illness or injury.
Leicester City v Newcastle United Head-to-Heads.
It’s unlikely that this game will result in a draw, or at least that is what the form book would tell us, Leicester have played Newcastle 31 times in the past seasons, with both sides enjoying victory 12 victories times each. Also, the last 19 matches against Newcastle have resulted in ten wins for Leicester. January 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Magpies took all three points winning 1-2.
For Leicester, Jamie Vardy has netted
14 goals in 34 League fixtures this season, while Callum Wilson scored
10 goals in 34 League matches this Premier League Season for Newcastle.
Other players of note for Leicester are Kelechi Iheanacho and Harvey Barnes with 10 goals and nine goals respectively and for Newcastle are Miguel Almiron and Joseph Willock with four goals and four goals respectively.