Newcastle United FC vs Leicester City FC – Leicester City and Newcastle United lock horns in an English Premier League midtable clash on Sunday, April 17 at the St. James Park. Kickoff is set at 9:15 AM ET with USA Network covering the fixture on live television for audiences in the United States. Sky Sports Main Event will air the match live for viewers in the United Kingdom. Sofascore will feature the showdown on livestream. Leicester City seeks to extend their unbeaten run to four games against Newcastle United, who aim to pick up their second straight win and move up the table. English Premier League soccer odds are expecting a close fight with the visitors edging the home squad in the end.
Newcastle United vs Leicester City 04/17/2022
|When:||Sunday, April 17, 9:15 AM ET|
|Where:||St. James Park, Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4ST, United Kingdom|
Newcastle United (8-10-13, 34 points) spared themselves from getting further down the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton on April 9. A Chris Wood penalty conversion in the second half moved the Magpies to 15th place, a point ahead of 16th-running Leeds United. Although they have a lesser possession percentage, Newcastle had more shots with 12 (including four on goal) as compared to Wolverhampton’s five (two on goal). Martin Dubravka registered his sixth clean sheet in the victory. In offense, the trio of Wood, Alain Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson are expected to deliver for the Magpies in their game against Leicester City while Dubravka is again the top-choice man between the pipes.
Players to Watch: Callum Wilson (6 goals); Alain Saint-Maximin (5 goals, 3 assists); Chris Wood (5 goals); Ryan Fraser (2 goals, 3 assists); Fabian Schar (2 goals, 2 assists).
Leicester City (11-7-11, 40 points) are on a roll as they have yet to lose in three games. The streak includes two wins against Brentford and Crystal Palace. In their previous encounter against Palace, the Foxes opened fire early, courtesy of two goals from Adamole Lookman and Kieran Dewsbury-Hall. Leicester City needed to strengthen their defense beginning in the 66th minute to secure the victory. Jamie Vardy leads the team in goals scored with 10 but he is not expected to suit up due to a medial collateral ligament tear on his knee. But Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers has assembled a balanced squad where everybody can score goals. In Vardy’s absence, James Maddison, Youri Tielemens and Ademola Lookman are expected to provide goals for the team. Kasper Schmeichel will again man the pipes for Leicester City in the important game against Newcastle United.
Players to Watch: James Maddison (8 goals, 5 assists); Youri Tielemans (6 goals, 2 assists); Ademola Lookman (5 goals); Patson Daka (4 goals, 3 assists)l; Harvey Barnes (3 goals, 6 assists); Kelechi Iheanacho (3 goals, 5 assists.
Newcastle United vs Leicester City Betting Numbers
Summary: Top online soccer oddsmakers slightly favor Leicester in this showdown as they have the better offense despite missing Vardy’s services. Maddison, Lookman, Tielemans and Daka are capable of creating plays and scoring goals for the Foxes, so the Magpies defense should always be on high alert.
Moneyline: The moneyline for Newcastle in this fixture is +148 while Leicester City are close behind at +179. A draw merits a moneyline of +243 so a truce is not far-fetched in this clash.
Pick: Leicester City will win the game over Newcastle United, 2-1.