Newcastle United vs Leicester City – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | EPL 2021-22

Newcastle United FC

Newcastle United will welcome Leicester City to St. James Park this Sunday for another crucial Premier League game of the season.

Venue: St. James Park 

Key Statistics

Newcastle are unbeaten in their last five home league games.

They have won their last four league games at home.

They have also kept two clean sheets in their last four home games.

The Toon Army have conceded 54 goals in the league this season. Only Norwich City (63) and Leeds United (68) have conceded more goals this season.

Leicester City have won just one of their last nine away league games, losing five and drawing three.

The visitors have won six of their last ten games in all competitions, drawing three and losing just two.

They have failed to score only once in their last 14 games in all competitions.

Head to head

In the Premier League, both sides have met 29 times and both sides have equal wins (12 wins each and five draws).

Latest performances in all competitions

Newcastle: W-L-L-L-W

Leicester City: W-W-D-D-W

Newcastle United

Newcastle will look to make it two wins in a row when they welcome Leicester City to Tyneside on Sunday.

After enduring three defeats in a row, first to Chelsea, followed by another loss to Everton, then to Tottenham Hotspur, the Magpies returned to winning ways last weekend with a 1-0 win over Wolves at home.

With their win over Wolves, Newcastle continued their impressive resurgence under Eddie Howe after being close to relegation for most parts of the season.

The Magpies are now 15th in the Premier League table and look to have put their relegation concerns well behind them. Eddie Howe’s men, however, come into this game with just one win from their last five games against Brendan Rodgers’ side. The reverse fixture ended in a 4-0 thrashing at the King Power Stadium last year December.

The hosts have won five out of six of their home games since January this year, Howe will be hoping that his players can come out on top this time in front of the St James crowd.

The Magpies have a host of injured players, with Ryan Fraser, Kieran Trippier, Jamal Lewis, Isaac Hayden and Callum Wilson, all missing through injury. 

Possible Newcastle United starting line-up

Martin Dubravka; Javier Manquillo, Jamaal Lascelles, Dan Burn, Matt Targett; Jonjo Shelvey, Joelinton, Bruno Guimarães; Ryan Fraser Allan Saint-Maximin, Chris Wood.

Injured: Isaac Hayden, Jamal Lewis, Kieran Trippier, and Callum Wilson

Doubtful: Joe Willock

Suspended: None 

Leicester City 

Leicester City on the other hand, secured their place in the semi-final of the Europa Conference league, coming from behind to beat PSV 2-1 to set up a date with AS Roma in the semi-finals.

The Foxes ran out 2-1 winners in their last Premier League game against Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace last Sunday.

Goals from Nigerian attacker Ademola Lookman and midfield sensation Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall ensured that Wilfried Zaha’s 65th-minute strike was all but consolation for the Eagles.

Leicester City are currently on a five-game unbeaten streak and will be looking to extend their stretch with a win over Newcastle.

Brendan Rodgers’ side now sits ninth in the EPL standings, after 32 rounds of Premier League football, albeit, having played two games less than their competitors.

With four wins in their last five games against Newcastle, Leicester come into this game as favourites, but Brendan Rodgers will be wary of the threat posed by Eddie Howe’s men.

Leicester City have not enjoyed the best of seasons and injuries to key players has been a major contributor to that. Brendan Rodgers will be without the services of Boubakary Soumare, Wilfred Ndidi, Danny Ward and Jamie Vardy for the trip to St James Park. 

Possible Leicester City starting line-up

Kasper Schmeichel; Ricardo, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, James Justin; Youri Tielemans, James Maddison, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall; Harvey Barnes, Ademola Lookman, Kelechi Iheanacho.

Injured: Wilfred Ndidi, Danny Ward, Ryan Bertrand, Jamie Vardy

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 


Newcastle 1-2 Leicester City