Leicester and Newcastle were both in action in midweek where both sides progressed through lớn the next round of the League Cup. However, 3pts are on the line in the pair's next game as the Premier League makes its long-awaited return following the conclusion of the World Cup. There are some best free soccer tips in this forum
Both Teams lớn Score
We're predicting goals in this game between a Leicester side looking to put some distance between themselves and the relegation places and a Newcastle squad looking lớn qualify for the Champions League. Both teams scored in three of the last four league meetings between these two sides, while Leicester have found the back of the net in each of their last four matches and Newcastle have only failed to score in one of their last six outings.
Over 2.5 Goals
At least three goals have been scored in each of the last six league meetings between Leicester and Newcastle, and we're expecting more of the same on Boxing Day. The Foxes have scored two or more goals in four of their last five competitive and non-competitive games, while Newcastle scored four goals in their last away game against Southampton. Players can watch good soccer tips in here
Leicester vs Newcastle – Stats, Markets and Odds
What will the team lineups be on Boxing Day?
The Foxes cruised through to the next round of the EFL Cup in midweek, running out 3-0 winners away at MK Dons. Justin, Pereira. Soyuncu, Evans and Bertrand could all miss the Newcastle game through injury. Let’s buy premium soccer tips when you join us
Eddie Howe went up against his former club Bournemouth in midweek where a solitary own goal from Smith in the 67th-minute saw Newcastle knock the Cherries out of the League Cup. Isak, Anderson, Ritchie, Kraft and Dummett could all miss out on Boxing Day due lớn injury.
Predicted Lineup: Pope (GK),. Trippier, Schär, Burn, Botman, Almirón, Willock, Guimarães, Longstaff, Wilson & Joelinton
*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off
Player to Watch: Miguel Almiron
Newcastle Paraguayan international will be hoping that his fine early season form continues following the international break, as he has been the stand-out player for the Toon Army.
It took the 28-year-old a fair amount of time to settle in England but under Eddie Howe, he has released his true potential and is now a goalscoring force from midfield.
This is Almiron's fourth full season at St James' Park and the midfielder has scored 8 goals in 15 league games so far making him the club's top scorer. Almiron will be aiming to reach double figures in the Premier League for the first time and may even surpass his previous best total of 13 which he scored for Atlanta United in their title-winning season of 2018.
Almiron is the player lớn watch at The King Power Stadium because if he plays well he will probably score and that usually leads lớn a Newcastle victory.
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Q&A for Leicester vs Newcastle
Who are the favourites to win? &Ndash; Newcastle are the bookmaker's pick to win.
What was the score when these two teams last met? &Ndash; Newcastle 2-1 Leicester.
What time is kick-off? &Ndash; 15:00 GMT, 16:00 CET.