The Premier League is back in action this week, with Leicester City facing Eddie Howe’s impressive Newcastle United in an important match at St. James’ Park on Tuesday.
Leicester City are currently 19th in the Premier League table and have struggled this season. The Foxes were defeated 3-0 by Liverpool last week and will need to work hard to bounce back in this game.
Newcastle United, on the other hand, is currently third in the league table and has consistently punched above their weight over the last year. The Magpies thrashed Brighton & Hove Albion 4-1 in their previous game and will look to repeat the feat this week.
Newcastle United and Leicester will face off in the Premier League 2023 on 23rd May 2023 at the St James’ Park.
Know the Match Details
Competition: Newcastle United vs Leicester, Premier League 2023
Date: Tuesday, 23rd May 2023
Kickoff: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: St James’ Park Stadium, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Sean Longstaff, and Matt Ritchie will be among Eddie Howe’s absentees. Joe Willock left the game on Thursday with a hamstring injury and will miss the rest of the season. Meanwhile, Joelinton was injured but may be able to return in time to play here. Jacob Murphy will need a late fitness test as he recovers from a thigh injury.
Howe will almost certainly go with a 4-3-3 formation, and he may be forced to make at least one change as a result of midfielder Willock’s hamstring injury. Nick Pope will start in goal for the Tyneside club, hoping to record his first Premier League clean sheet in a long time. Fabian Schar, as usual, will partner Sven Botman at the heart of Newcastle’s defense, flanked by Kieran Trippier and Dan Burn.
With Sean Longstaff also struggling with fitness, young Elliot Anderson should get a chance. The 20-year-old came on against Brighton and looked right at home. And he should now get the chance to make his Premier League debut as a right-midfielder alongside the Brazilian duo of Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton in the engine room.
Alexander Isak may be rested for this game due to the quick turnaround between games. Allan Saint-Maximin will compete for a starting spot here alongside an electric Miguel Almiron and a red-hot Callum Wilson, the latter of whom has scored 11 goals in his last five appearances.
The attacking trio will be confident of causing havoc against Leicester’s shaky defense. In other news, 17-year-old talented midfielder Lewis Miley came off the bench against Brighton due to Jacob Murphy’s injury and will likely make his senior debut for the club on Tuesday.
Newcastle United Possible Starting Lineup:
Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Anderson, Guimaraes, Almiron; Saint-Maximin, Wilson, Gordon
Kelechi Iheanacho (groin) and Kieran Dewsbury-Hall (ankle) are expected to be fit and ready for Tuesday’s game as Dean Smith’s side attempts to keep their survival hopes alive. However, Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson admitted that their respective recoveries have been accelerated.
James Justin (knee), Danny Ward (finger), Ryan Bertrand (fitness), and Jannik Vestergaard (calf) are all expected to be out. Caglar Soyuncu (thigh) is unlikely to return until the final game of the season, which may be his final game ever. And a fitting send-off in a Leicester shirt before his expected move to Atletico Madrid.
Despite a 3-0 loss to Liverpool last time out, Dean Smith may name an unchanged lineup at Newcastle. He will, however, attempt to make his team more difficult to break down by recalling the towering Harry Souttar to match the physicality and height of this Newcastle side.
Caglar Soyuncu is still injured. As a result, Jonny Evans is likely to retain his starting spot in central defense ahead of Wout Faes, while Danish goalkeeper Daniel Iverson will also remain in goal for the visitors. Ricardo Pereira, who plays right back, could move up the field and play in the final third, with Timothy Castagne taking over on the left.
Wilfred Ndidi, Boubakary Soumare, and Youri Tielemans are set to start in midfield. Nampalys Mendy has yet to start a game under Smith, and the Senegalese international is unlikely to be called upon right now. Dewsbury-Hall, on the other hand, only returned to training on Saturday and may not be fit enough to replace any of the trio in the starting lineup.
With Jamie Vardy up front, the in-demand James Maddison and Harvey Barnes will be tasked with providing creativity and supply to the English striker. In Smith’s early games, Iheanacho was one of City’s standout performers. The Nigerian would like to make an impact off the bench.
Leicester Possible Starting Lineup:
Iversen; Pereira, Evans, Souttar, Castagne; Ndidi, Soumare; Tete, Maddison, Barnes; Iheanacho
Newcastle United vs Leicester Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Newcastle United has a strong record against Leicester City, having won 57 of the 133 games played between the two teams, compared to 49 for Leicester City.
- Newcastle United won the rematch 3-0 and can complete a Premier League double over Leicester City for the first time since the 1994-95 season.
- Leicester has lost three of their last four Premier League games against Newcastle United, which is the same number of defeats as they had suffered in the previous ten such games.
- Leicester City is set to become the first team in Premier League history to play a league game on four consecutive Tuesdays.
- Leicester has not won their final away league game of the season in the last eight years, with their last victory coming in 2014.
Statistics for Newcastle United and Leicester
Newcastle United has put together a strong run of form, going two games without defeat. It’s possible that we’ll see a couple of goals here, as Newcastle United’s last 16 games have ended with two or more goals scored.
Newcastle United will look to keep the momentum going today against Leicester City, having only lost one of their last five games. They’ve won three games and drawn one. Four of Newcastle United’s last five matches have ended with both teams scoring.
When Leicester City plays away from home, scoring is not an issue. They have scored in each of their last five road games. Can Newcastle United put an end to this run? It’s possible that we’ll see a couple of goals here, as Leicester City’s last six games have ended with two or more goals scored. Four of Leicester City’s last five matches have ended with both teams scoring.
- Leicester City has lost 13 of its last 14 Premier League games.
- Newcastle United has won their last three matches in all competitions against Leicester.
- Leicester City has scored more goals than any other team in the bottom half of the table, including Aston Villa in eighth place.
- If Newcastle makes the Champions League, they will be back in Europe’s top competition for the first time since 2003.
- The Foxes haven’t kept a clean sheet in over six months, with their last victory coming before the World Cup break against West Ham.
Newcastle United vs Leicester Prediction
Newcastle United have a strong squad at their disposal and could move into the top four this weekend. In recent weeks, Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson have stepped up to the plate and will look to add to their goal totals in this match.
Leicester City has struggled this season and may be relegated to the Championship in the coming weeks. Newcastle United is currently the better team and should be able to win this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Watch out for an exciting game with Newcastle United to win at the odds of 1.39.
Newcastle United vs Leicester Key Player:
Callum Wilson – Callum Wilson continues to show why he is one of the best strikers in the Premier League after converting two penalties against Leeds. Leicester’s leaky defense will have to find a way to stop him after he scored three braces in three weeks against Leeds, Southampton, and Everton.
Newcastle’s in-form striker will almost certainly add to his already impressive tally, which he added to in midweek when the Magpies thrashed Brighton. Wilson is 10/3 to open the scoring, while the England international is 9/2 to score another hat trick.