The only Premier League match this Friday is the one taking place at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, where the Foxes will play against the Magpies. If you’re looking for Leicester vs Newcastle prediction and betting tips, you are at the right place! We’re now going to discuss everything about the forms of these two, their injury news, possible lineups, and so on. So, let’s start!
The Foxes have set their eyes on the 7th place, the one that could get them to the Europa League. The thing is that since 2015, the rules are that if the FA Cup is won by a team that’s already qualified for a place in Europe (either Champions League or Europa League) through their Premier League position, the team that’s next in line in the Premiership will get a place there.
What this means is that if Manchester City win the trophy, the team that’s on the 7th place will get a spot in Europa League. Considering that the Manchester Blues are playing Watford in the final, this scenario seems pretty plausible.
Right now, Leicester have 47 points and are at the 7th place. But, Wolves have the same number of points, as well as one game less. Another team that’s played a game fewer than Leicester is Watford, who currently have 46 points.
All this means that in order to stay in the competition for the 7th spot, Leicester mustn’t drop any points against sides from the lower half of the table, such as Newcastle. Actually, this is a must-win game for Leicester because they have to play such heavyweights as Arsenal, Man City, and Chelsea before the end of the season. But, will there be any surprises? Keep on reading this Leicester vs Newcastle prediction to find out!
The Magpies are at the 15th place on the table, just three spots above the relegation zone. Still, they shouldn’t worry too much, because two teams (out of three possible) are already relegated. Cardiff, the team that’s currently in the drop zone, has 7 points fewer but have also played one game less than Newcastle.
This means that there’s still a theoretical chance for Newcastle to get relegated, but they do have a couple of games where they can grab some points. In the last round of the season, Newcastle play against already-relegated Fulham.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that they won’t care about the game with Leicester. You can be sure that they will do their utmost to win at least a point on Friday evening. Can they make it? You better read our Leicester vs Newcastle betting tips to find out. But, one thing is certain, Newcastle’s defense will give Leicester a run for their money.
Speaking of Newcastle defense, it’s among the best in the league. This team has allowed only 43 points this season, which puts them among top 10 teams when defending is concerned. Furthermore, they still haven’t allowed more than two goals in 2019.
- Daniel Amartey (injury)
- Marc Albrighton (injury)
- Florian Lejune (injury)
- Sean Longstaff (injury)
- Mohamed Diame (injury)
Schmeichel – Morgan, Maguire, Pereira, Chilwell – Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison, Gray, Barnes – Vardy
Dubravka – Lejune, Dummett, Fernandez, Yedlin, Ritchie – Heyden, Diame, Perez, Almiron – Rondon
Leicester vs Newcastle Prediction
Leicester need to win this, as some really difficult matches are coming their way. Winning this game would give them the much-needed points, but also the confidence they need to play against teams from near the top of the table.
Leicester vs Newcastle Betting Tips
- Leicester @1.72 (bet365)