Following a big 4-1 win over an impressive Brighton and Hove Albion outfit, Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United will be looking to build on their momentum as they take on lowly Leicester City in the Premier League.
The game is scheduled to take place on Monday, May 22, with a kick-off time of 8pm. You’ll be able to catch all the action from St. James’ Park live on Sky Sports.
Newcastle injury news
The Magpies are set to be without Emil Krafth, Ryan Fraser, Matt Ritchie, Jamaal Lascelles and Sean Longstaff for their game against the Foxes. Joe Willock has also been ruled out, after he suffered a hamstring problem in Newcastle’s previous Premier League outing.
Additionally, Jacob Murphy is a doubt – he is nearing full fitness, but the game against Leicester may come too soon for him. It isn’t all bad news – box-to-box midfielder Joelinton is expected to be available for selection on Monday.
When the two teams last met
When Newcastle and Leicester last came to blows, back on Boxing Day of 2022, the Toon were dominant 3-0 victors. It was a comfortable outing for the Magpies, as they picked Brendan Rodgers’ team apart.
Chris Wood got Newcastle off to a flying start, as he netted a penalty in the third minute of the game. Miguel Almiron and Joelinton both scored after this in the first half of the game to complete the Toon’s victory. Will things be any different with Dean Smith at the helm?
Newcastle vs Leicester betting odds
Newcastle United are heavy favourites for their home game against Leicester, according to bet accumulation site Oddschecker. The Magpies have odds of 2/5 to pick up the win, while Leicester have long odds of 15/2.
The draw, meanwhile, is rated at 24/5. Can Newcastle prove the bookies right, or will Dean Smith’s Leicester upset the odds?