Leicester vs Newcastle Premier League Third-placed Leicester needs eight points from four games to guarantee their second place in the Champions League. The ‘Foxes’ have actually salvaged points in each of their last two Premier League (PL) matches after conceding the first and only Manchester United have accumulated more points than Leicester’s 19 for losing positions this season. With only Leeds witnessing more than 100 PL goals seen in Leicester matches this season, entertainment could be back on the line here.
Leicester’s relatively poor form at home has seen them lose points in 47.06% of games amid a joint league home draw (G9, D1, L7). Fortunately for manager Brendan Rodgers, his team has a solid league record at home against the last eight teams in the division, overcoming a -1 deficit five times (G6, L1).
Despite the recent indifferent form (W2, D5, L2), Newcastle is now within walking distance of safety, requiring four more points to ensure survival. However, boss Steve Bruce has yet to beat one of the PL’s top four, having conceded two or more goals in all six games this season. In addition, 29 of Newcastle’s 34 PL matches have seen the opposition score.
Only two teams have scored fewer points than Newcastle in their travels this season (G4, D4, L9). Goal scoring has been a major factor, with only Sheffield scoring less than the ‘Magpies’ 14 away goals, with just two (14.29%) in the opening period. What’s more, league losses away from home have been significant, with eight of their nine losses seeing them fail to defend a +1 handicap.
Players to Score: Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho has scored ten goals in his last 13 PL games, none of which came in the first 15 minutes of either half. In opposition, Callum Wilson has scored all ten PL goals after the break.
Interesting stats: Newcastle has posted a zero lead at HT on the road.
Prediction: Leicester  vs  Newcastle