Newcastle United to widen lead

Newcastle United to widen lead

Newcastle United meets with Leicester City with hopes to widen their gap against the teams below them, to increase their hopes in the Champions League. In the league table, these two teams are actually far from each other. While Newcastle sits at the third of the league table, Leicester is sitting at the bottom of the league table. Newcastle is at the third of the league table with 69 points needing as many points, as they are just with three-points lead with the team at the fifth. As for Leicester, they still have a chance to escape the relegation zone with a win in this match. Currently, they are with 30 points, but are just three points away from the team at the 17th. This meeting will be on May 23, 2023, at 3:00 AM (GMT+8), as Newcastle play as hosts.

These two teams have played 133 matches already in the past, and it was the hosts who holds an advantage. They won 57 of these matches, compared to the visitors’ 49 victories, while the remaining matches ended in draw. Additionally, in their reverse fixture, it was the hosts who took the 3-0 win, and are now aiming for a double over here. As for the visitors, they are not doing well against the hosts, as they lost to three of their last four matches against the hosts. Additionally, this is also their final game in the contest, but they are winless in their last four away games in the league. As this game is crucial for both teams, expect that these two teams will go all-out in this match.

Newcastle United

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Newcastle is currently sitting at the third of the league table with 69 points. Although they no longer have a chance in the fourth spot, a win could help them ensure their spots in the Champions League. Although they are sitting at the third, they are still not secured of a spot in the Champions League. They are just with three points lead with the team at the fifth, so they cannot afford to lose matches. Fortunately, they are coming into this match from a good momentum. They are from a 4-1 win against Brighton & Hove Albion, which gives them confidence to secure a win here. Newcastle have improved so much this season, which is why their current place is no longer surprising. Coming into this important game, Newcastle is aiming for the same result, to increase their chances in securing a spot in the Champions League.

Unfortunately, Joe Willock will be unavailable in this match, after the hamstring injury he sustained against Brighton. Newcastle are also wary of Sean Longstaff, and Jacob Murphy, as they have yet to join the team’s training. Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lacelles, Matt Ritchie, and Ryan Fraser on the other hand all remains to be absent here due to their injuries. Meanwhile, Kieran Trippier, and Joelinton still needs to be further assessed if they can play here or not.

Leicester City

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Leicester on the other hand is at the 19th of the league table with 30 points, sitting below at the relegation zone. However, although they are in the drop zone, they still have a chance to avoid relegation with a win in this match. A win in this important match is crucial for them, as they are just needing three points to sit above the drop zone. Unfortunately, Leicester has brought their struggles on their last game, suffering a 3-0 defeat against Liverpool. A win on that match could have been huge for them, but since they lost, they are now rallying through time. Coming into this game, Leicester is looking to bounce back from that loss to have a better chance of escaping the drop zone. Leicester’s hope for survival is at stake for this important match.

Fortunately, Leicester can welcome back Kelechi Iheancho, as he is expected to be fit in this match, as he is on the final stage of his recovery. However, Soyuncu, Justin, Ward, Bertrand, and Vestergaard, are still out in this match due to their injuries.


Newcastle United (2.5)
Odds: -0.85

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