Newcastle, to extend Leicester’s struggles

Newcastle, to extend Leicester's struggles

Newcastle United is meeting Leicester City, who continues to struggle since the start of this season. These two teams were able to secure their place in the EFL Cup quarter-finals, and are now aiming to win in their Premier League return. Newcastle is currently on a win for their 10th consecutive win across all competitions. As for Leicester, they are aiming to finally go back on winning ways and improve their record in the league table. These two teams meet on December 26, 2022, at 11:00 PM (GMT+8), when Leicester entertains Newcastle.

There is no unfamiliarity between Newcastle and Leicester, as these two teams already met for 131 times. From those past 131 meetings, it was Newcastle who have been dominant as they managed to win against the hosts 55 times. Leicester on the other hand won 49 times, while the remaining 27 meetings all remained in draw. Before this game, these two teams both have a good momentum, having consecutive wins across all competitions. While the visitors are in a run of 10 game wins, the hosts are in a run of four wins across all competitions.

Newcastle United

Premier League: Newcastle United

The 2022-23 season could be one of the luckiest season for Newcastle, as they have been phenomenal no matter what competition. They have been stellar, especially for the Premier League, where they sit at the third spot, having 30 points. They are just two points behind Man City, and seven points behind Arsenal, who is at the top spot. This team returns from the World Cup in style, having a 1-0 victory in the EFL Cup quarterfinals last week. Since August 14, they are unbeaten across all competitions, gathering 30 points from their 15 Premier League games. Additionally, they are firing from all cylinders, so they have a huge edge in this game.

Alexander Isak is not yet returning for Newcastle, but he is expected to suit up in January. Ryan Fraser, and Elliot Anderson will both suit-up in this match, but Matt Ritchie, Paul Dummett, and Emil Krafth are all out in this match.

Leicester City

Premier League: Leicester City

This squad comes back from the World Cup break in a good momentum, having a dominating 3-0 win in the EFL Cup. Moreover, on their last game in the Premier League before the World Cup, they managed to pick up a victory. They had a 2-0 win against West Ham United in the contest before the World Cup break. However, they are still in need of wins, following their 17 points from their 15 games. Now, coming into this game, they are in a four-game winning streak across all competitions. They want to extend that winning streak, when they meet Newcastle in this game.

Almost all of the players who joined the World Cup returned for Leicester already. However, Madison, who is a member of the England squad, is a doubt for this game, following the ongoing knee issue he is experiencing. Additionally, Johnny Evans is out after the injury he sustained during their break.


Newcastle United (2.5)
Odds: -0.90

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