Leicester City vs Newcastle United – English Premier League – Preview

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Leicester City hosts Newcastle United at King Power Stadium on 14th March, Monday as the Foxes aim to consolidate their position on the top of the English Premier League standings. Leicester City are on sixty points and can achieve a five-point lead over the second placed Tottenham Hotspur should they win tonight.

Newcastle United have struggled throughout the season and are fighting a battle for survival as they are entrenched deep into the relegation zone – on the nineteenth place with only twenty four points.

Team News

Matthew James is the only injury concern for Claudio Ranieri, who has a healthy squad to choose from otherwise. Newcastle United have a lengthy list of absentees with Tim Krul, Gabriel Obertan, Ivan Toney, Massadio Haidara, Papiss Demba Cisse, Kevin Mbabu, Curtis Good, Sylvain Marveaux, Chancel Mbemba and Fabricio Coloccini sidelined through injuries. Andros Townsend and Cheick Tiote are doubtful for the game as well.

Leicester City Possible Starting Lineup: Peter Schmeichel, Danny Simpson, Wes Morgan, Robert Huth, Christian Fuchs, Riyad Mahrez, Daniel Drinkwater, N’Golo Kante, Marc Albrighton, Shinji Okazaki, Jamie Vardy.

Newcastle United Possible Starting Lineup: Robert Elliot, Daryl Janmaat, Jamal Lascelles, Steven Taylor, Paul Dummett, Jack Colback, Jonjo Shelvey, Moussa Sissoko, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Contributor’s Pick

According to Head-2-Head statistics, Leicester have won three and lost two of the last six league encounters between these two clubs. However, Leicester have kept a clean sheet in their last three matches against Newcastle United in all competitions. Newcastle have lost their last six away league fixtures and will start as the underdogs tonight.

On current form, Leicester City are likely to win by a 2-0 scoreline.

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