Newcastle United teams news v Leicester City: Magpies line-up for the Premier League match at King Power Stadium

14 Mar

Newcastle take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Monday evening, with Rafa Benitez looking to pick up his first three points at Magpies manager.


Take a look at our predicted Newcastle line-up, above.

Here are some stats ahead of the game on Monday evening.

Leicester have secured victory in the last three meetings between the two clubs, winning 3-0 in home and away fixtures in 2015. The Foxes also beat the Magpies by a 1-0 scoreline in the FA Cup last year.

The Tyneside club head into the game on the back of six straight away losses in the Premier League, and new head coach Rafa Benitez will be hoping to pick up three valuable points against an excellent Leicester team.

The Foxes have conceded just two goals in their last six home games, and they have lost just one of their last seven Premier League fixtures.

The first game between these two sides earlier this season ended in a 3-0 win to Leicester, courtesy of goals from Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki.

The Midlands side totalled 18 shots against their struggling opponents, and Benitez will be hoping that he has build a strong defensive unit in the days since his appointment as head coach.

A win for Leicester would restore their lead at the top of the table to five points, whilst Newcastle can move out of the bottom three if they emerge victorious.

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