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Premier League Friday: Leicester City v Newcastle United

It’s A Battle Of Two Former Liverpool Managers With Brendan Rodgers Foxes On A Roll: Comments. Team News. Stats and Prediction.

By Marc Gingell

Rafael Benítez takes his Newcastle team to the King Power Stadium on the back of two defeats, away to Arsenal and home to Crystal (Penalties) Palace, and still in need of points to escape any kind of Cardiff revival. 

Brendan Rodgers, possibly still in his Leicester honeymoon period, is flying with four Premier League wins out of four. They are up to 7th in the Premier League and Jamie Vardy is flying with six goals in the last five Premier League games.

Match Details

12/4/2019 King Power Stadium Leicester City (7) v Newcastle United (15)
KO:20:00 REF: C Kavanagh

Leicester City Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Daniel Amartey Leg injury.
  • 50% Chance of Playing: Marc Albrighton Lack of match fitness.
Pattaya One: Jamie Vardy on fire for Leicester with 6 goals in 5 games.

Newcastle United Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Florian Lejeune Knee injury. Sean Longstaff Knee injury.

Opta Stats

  • Leicester have won five of their last six league encounters with Newcastle (L1) – as many as they’d won in their previous 29 (W5 D8 L16).
  • Newcastle are looking to win consecutive away games against Leicester in the top-flight for the first time since September 1959 under Charlie Mitten.
  • Leicester have played more Premier League games on a Friday without a victory than any other side in the competition (P6 W0 D2 L4). Meanwhile, Newcastle have lost more Premier League games on Friday than any other side (6).
  • Leicester have won their last three home Premier League games, as many as they had in their previous 12 at the King Power Stadium (W3 D2 L7). They last won four in a row at home in May 2017 (a run of five).
  • Leicester have won their last four Premier League games, last winning five in a row in April 2017.
  • Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has had a hand in four goals in his last five Premier League games vs Newcastle (three goals, one assist), including scoring in this exact fixture last term.
  • Leicester’s Youri Tielemans has either scored or assisted a goal in five of his last six Premier League appearances, scoring twice and assisting three.
  • Jamie Vardy has netted six goals in Leicester’s five Premier League games under Brendan Rodgers so far, accounting for 50% of the Foxes’ total under the new manager.

Prediction

Leicester are benefiting from the Rodgers good feel factor and that should see them win this encounter with Newcastle.

Leicester City 3 – 0 Newcastle United

 

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