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- Leicester have won each of their last three meetings with Newcastle.
- Leicester have kept just two clean sheets in their last 11 league games.
Leicester’s top-four dream almost realised
It would take a monumental collapse for Leicester to drop out of the top-four with just a quartet of fixtures left to contest and the Foxes can cement their Champions League status with a win against Newcastle United on Friday evening.
City were frustrated by ten-man Southampton in their last outing and despite playing with an extra player for 80 minutes at St. Mary’s Stadium, Leicester could only muster a 1-1 draw against a determined Saints outfit.
On their own stomping ground, Leicester have finally shaken off their habit of letting points slip through their grasp, and their haul of three wins from their last four assignments at the King Power Stadium has allowed City to build a late head of steam.
Newcastle’s survival nearly sealed
With a nine-point buffer between them and the drop zone, Newcastle could take nothing from their final four fixtures and still stay up, and the Magpies certainly played like they were safe against Arsenal last week.
United enjoyed just 38% of the ball and mustered only five attempts in a limp showing against the Gunners and a matching display on Friday would see them brushed aside by Leicester in similar fashion.
The return of Joe Willock – who was unable to face his parent club last week – heightens Newcastle’s goal threat however, and the in-form 21-year-old has notched three goals in his last four starts for the Magpies.
Win but no clean sheet for hosts?
Leicester have won each of their last three encounters with Newcastle and the Foxes will expect to make it four victories in a row against the Magpies on Friday evening, though the visitors could well plunder a consolation.
Remarkably, City have kept just two clean sheets in their last 11 Premier League matches and a Newcastle side that found the net in five of their last seven matches could take a chance at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester have looked like more comfortable hosts in recent outings on home turf however, taking nine points from the last 12 on offer there, and bettors are advised to back a City win with both teams to score as a result.
Newcastle have conceded exactly two goals in three of their last five games and in the reverse fixture against Leicester (1-2) in January, and our 2-1 correct score prediction tips the Magpies to ship another brace this week.
Leicester City injuries and team news
Harvey Barnes and James Justin remain long-term absentees for Leicester, while veteran centre-half Wes Morgan is also rated as doubtful.
Newcastle United injures and team news
Isaac Hayden, Jamall Lascelles, Karl Darlow and Ryan Fraser this week, while Swiss defender Fabian Schar is suspended following his red card against Arsenal.
- Five of the last seven Premier League meetings between these sides have finished with over 2.5 goals
- Leicester have failed to keep a clean sheet in five of their last seven Premier League home games.
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