Leicester find themselves in ninth place on 40 points, while Newcastle are placed 15th on 34 points. With nine matches remaining, the Foxes trail sixth-placed West Ham by 11 points for a spot in the Conference League qualifiers. Last time out, Leicester earned a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at home to extend their unbeaten streak to three (two wins and one draw). Newcastle meanwhile also won their last Premier League match 1-0 at home against Wolves, breaking a three-match losing streak.
Jamie Vardy and Maddison, who have scored 10 and eight times, have been Leicester’s main attacking threat. As for the Magpies it’s been Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin. Wilson is the club’s top scorer with six goals, five of which have been the crucial first of the match. Saint-Maximin has been nearly as impressive, scoring five times, including two match-openers.
Newcastle have five wins, six draws, and four losses this season in 15 Premier League contests on home soil. In league matches away from King Power Stadium this season, Leicester have earned 13 points from 42 available (three wins, four draws and seven losses). In their last six league games, Newcastle have won three and lost three. Leicester, meanwhile, have won four, drawn one and lost one in their last six.
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Newcastle United vs Leicester City: Match Stats
Newcastle have lost nine of their last 12 top-flight games against Leicester while also claiming three wins. The Magpies have also won each of their last four Premier League home games, as many as they had in their previous 24 at St James’ Park (11 draws and nine losses). They last won five in a row at home in March 2019. Excluding penalties, Newcastle have scored a higher share of league goals from set pieces than any other side this season (38.2% – 13/34), while Leicester have conceded the highest share in the competition this term (33.3% – 16/48).
Chris Wood scored Newcastle’s winner against Wolves last time out, and is looking to score in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since joining the Magpies. Wood has scored four Premier League goals against his former side Leicester, only netting more against West Ham (7) and Wolves (6).
Leicester have won each of their last five Premier League away games against Newcastle. In their league history, only at Leyton Orient have they won more consecutively on the road (6 between 1925 and 1980). The Foxes have scored around four goals more than their xG total in the Premier League this season (45 goals, 40.7 xG) – only Chelsea have a bigger difference between goals scored and expected goals in the league this term (64 goals, 56.1 xG). Leicester have won four of their last six league games (one draw and one loss), more than they had in their previous 14 (three wins, four draws and seven losses). However, away from home the Foxes have lost five of their last seven Premier League games, with their only victory coming at Burnley in that run.
James Maddison has been involved in five goals in six Premier League appearances against Newcastle (three goals and two assists) – against no side has he been this productive in the competition.
Newcastle United vs Leicester City: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Newcastle United 2-2 Leicester City