Premier League In Focus – Leicester vs Newcastle Preview

When? Saturday 7th April, 15:00 (UK)

Where? King Power Stadium

What channel is it on? Leicester vs Newcastle will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Leicester - https://tickets.lcfc.com/en-GB/events/leicester%20city%20v%20newcastle%20united/2018-4-7_15.00/king%20power%20stadium

Newcastle - SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Leicester W5
Premier League meetings: Leicester W7, Newcastle W9, D5
All-time meetings: Leicester W43, Newcastle W51, D27

LEICESTER

Predicted line-up: Schmeichel; Simpson, Maguire, Morgan, Chilwell; Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Albrighton; Okazaki; Vardy

Unavailable: James (Injured), Ndidi (Suspended)

Doubtful: Amartey (Injured)

NEWCASTLE

Predicted line-up: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lejeune, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie, Shelvey, Diame, Kenedy; Perez; Gayle

Unavailable: Slimani (Injured), Gamez (Injured), Elliot (Injured)

Doubtful: Joselu (Injured), Diame (Injured)

PREDICTION
Leicester have picked up eight points from the last twelve on offer but try as they might they still have not managed to overtake Burnley in seventh as the race for what could be the final Europa League intensifies.

After a win over Brighton last weekend they will now look to get the better of a Newcastle side who have given themselves some distance from the relegation zone after successive vital wins in their last two league outings.

That said, the job is not yet complete for Rafael Benitez’s men as they could still do with two more wins between now and the end of the campaign to make sure of their Premier League status for next season.

Leicester are unbeaten in their last four league matches and with Jamie Vardy supplying the goal scoring artillery then they will be strong favourites to pick up the win that will heap more pressure on Sean Dyche’s Burnley in the battle for seventh.

MEMORABLE MEETING
With a win that took them five points clear at the top of the Premier League with eight games to play in the 2015-16 campaign, Leicester City completed their first league double over Newcastle United since the 1974-75 season.

Japanese international Shinji Okazaki scored the only goal of the game after 25 minutes as the Foxes edged closer to a first ever Premier League title.