Premier League In Focus – Newcastle vs Leicester Preview

When? Saturday 9th December, 17:30 (UK)

Where? St James’ Park

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Newcastle -

Leicester -

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

Last five meetings: Newcastle W1, Leicester W4
Premier League meetings: Newcastle W9, Leicester W6, D5
All-time meetings: Newcastle W51, Leicester W42, D27


Predicted line-up: Darlow; Yedlin, Lejeune, Clark, Mbemba; Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Murphy; Perez; Gayle)

Unavailable: Colback (Injured), Haidara (Injured)

Doubtful: Atsu (Injured), Lascelles (Injured), Dummett (Injured)


Predicted line-up: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Mahrez, Iborra, Ndidi, Albrighton; Gray; Vardy

Unavailable: Benalouane (Out of favour), James (Injured), Huth (Injured)


Newcastle have only picked up one point from a possible 18 and will look to finally return to winning ways against Leicester this weekend. However, Claude Puel’s men are unbeaten in their last three and have won their last two outings. More frustration could be in store for Rafa Benitez as Leicester make it three wins in a row.

The last time Newcastle beat Leicester in any competition was back in October 2014 at St James’ Park. This Premier League clash saw Gabriel Obertan get the only goal of the afternoon but since that win Newcastle have lost their last four meetings with the Foxes.