Newcastle United are in the form of their life and are just one win away from confirming their participation in the Champions League football next season. Newcastle take on struggling Leicester City on Monday night at the St. James' Park, Newcastle.
Currently, Newcastle United ranks 3rd, while Leicester City holds the 19th position. It's a must-win game for Leicester as a defeat here will see them relegated from Premier League football for next season. The top bookmakers in India have EPL odds on their platforms.
On the other hand, if Liverpool fails to secure a win against Aston Villa or if Newcastle manages to defeat Leicester City at St James’ Park on Monday, they will secure their spot in the Champions League for the next season.
Newcastle are coming in this match after a fantastic 4-1 win over Brighton. However, the Magpies are facing a potential challenge as they may have to confront Leicester City with a depleted squad. The recent injuries to Jacob Murphy and Sean Longstaff have further compounded the situation, and the concern intensified when Willock was forced off the pitch due to a hamstring issue. On Monday, Newcastle could potentially encounter a midfield selection dilemma if Joelinton, Willock, and Longstaff are all unavailable.
Willock, Joelinton and Longstaff are all doubtful to be in the squad against Leicester.
Predicted Lineup: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Shelvey, Guimaraes, Manquillo, Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin.
Leicester received a significant boost in the relegation battle as Kelechi Iheanacho returned to training and could potentially feature in the team this weekend. Interim manager Dean Smith confirmed during his press conference that the forward resumed training and might join the squad for the upcoming match against Newcastle United next week. The next game against Newcastle and the final fixture against West Ham could hold the key to a potential miracle or be the decisive blow in their relegation fate.
Kelechi Iheanacho might start the match despite not being a match-fit in a must-win game for Leicester.
Predicted Lineup: Iversen, Evans, Faes, Castagne, Pereira, Ndidi, Tielemans, Iheanacho, Barnes, Maddison, Vardy
Newcastle United at the moment are the team in form and will be going into the match with a lot of confidence after their superb win over Brighton. They are just one win away from Champions League football for next season and that will surely going to motivate all the players.
Meanwhile, it's a must-win match for Leicester as they hope to survive relegation but they haven't looked the team they were a couple of years back. They have struggled throughout the season and because of that, we are going for an easy win for Newcastle.