Newcastle United vs Leicester Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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Newcastle United vs Leicester Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Newcastle United vs Leicester - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Newcastle United vs Leicester, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Premier League match between Newcastle United vs Leicester.

Newcastle United vs Leicester Match Details:

League: Premier League

Venue: St. James’ Park, Newcastle

Time: 23rd May, 12.30 am

Newcastle United vs Leicester Preview:

Eddie How’s rampaging Newcastle side look to seal Champions League for next season as they welcome a relegation battling Leicester City at St. James’ Park on Monday. The Magpies currently sit third in the table level on points with Manchester United, above them only on goal difference. They enter this matchup needing only one point to confirm top four following a 4-1 victory over the Seagulls in midweek. Newcastle opened the scoresheet via Dan Burn and a Denis Undav own goal through setpieces, post which Callum Wilson and Bruno Guimaraes’ strike killed the game. However, clean sheets are still hard to come by for Eddie Howe’s side having shut out their opponents on just one occasion in the last 18 matches in all competitions. Their attack has flourished though with the likes of Wilson and Isak leading the line, having scored 19 goals in their last 6 league games. The matchup should suit the Newcastle strikers as Leicester are one of the worst defenses in the league. Favorites to finish third, this will be Magpies’ best finish since the 2002-03 season and provided results go their way, they could confirm it before the final day showdown against Chelsea.

Leicester on the other hand are languishing down at 19th and with Nottingham Forest’s win over Arsenal, it’s between Everton, Leeds and Leicester for the one safe spot at 17th. With just one victory in their last 15 matches, the Newcastle game would be nothing more than a must win match for Dean Smith and his side. Having said that, the Foxes will also be reliant on Leeds and Everton to drop points on the final day of the season to give themselves a chance of staying up. The defensive form has been disappointing for Leicester, having not kept a single clean sheet in their previous 21 league games and having conceded 10 goals in their last 3 matches. Dean Smith’s side have been underwhelming on their travels as well, having won on just four occasions in 18 away matches, conceding 41 in the process with only Nottingham Forest faring worse. The Foxes haven’t had a great record against the Magpies too, having lost on both occasions this season when they’ve faced each other. However, Dean Smith will have to come up with a plan to seek revenge for the same if they plan on staying up this season.

Newcastle United vs Leicester Prediction:

Newcastle United 3-1 Leicester


Newcastle United and Leicester Key Stats:

Goals:

Newcastle United: C Wilson (18), M Almiron (11), A Isak (10)

Leicester: Harvey Barnes (12), J Maddison (10), K Iheanacho (5)

Assists: 

Newcastle United: K Trippier (7), J Willock (6), B Guimaraes, A Saint-Maximin (5)

Leicester: J Maddison (9), K Iheanacho, P Daka, J Vardy (4)

Tackles:

Newcastle United: Joelinton (70), B Guimaraes, K Trippier (68), D Burn (57)

Leicester: T Castagne (80), Y Tielemens (57), B Soumare, K Dewsbury-Hal (51)

Interceptions:

Newcastle United: F Schar (49), Joelinton (46), K Trippier (41)

Leicester: T Castagne (41), W Faes (38), W Ndidi (34)

Chances Created:

Newcastle United: K Trippier (107), J Willock (38), B Guimaraes (37)

Leicester: J Maddison (67), K Dewsbury-Hall (38), Y Tielemens (28)


Newcastle United vs Leicester Lineups:

Newcastle United: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Anderson, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Saint-Maximin, Wilson, Almiron

Leicester: Iversen; Pereira, Evans, Souttar, Castagne; Ndidi, Soumare; Tielemens, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho

Unavailable Players:

Newcastle United: E Krafth, J Murphy, J Lasceles, M Ritchie, R Fraser, S Longstaff, J Willock

Leicester: J Justin, J Vestergaard, K Iheanacho, R Bertrand, D Ward, C Soyuncu


Newcastle United vs Leicester Fantasy Combination:

Gk: D Iverson          

Def: F Schar, S Botman, D Burn, K Trippier

Mid: J Maddison, Y Tielemens, H Barnes

Fwd: A Isak (vC), C Wilson (C), M Almiron

Newcastle United vs Leicester Captaincy Picks:

C Wilson, A Isak, M Almiron

Newcastle United vs Leicester Grand League Picks:

K Trippier, J Maddison, B Guimaraes