Leicester will take it very seriously!
It is difficult to explain how a team with a budget twice smaller than, for example, Arsenal's is in the Top 4 of the Premier League.
But apparently Brendan Rodgers is capable of working wonders and getting the most out of what he has.
It is also clear that for the second consecutive season the team will be guaranteed in the Top 5. Which in itself is, of course, a huge achievement.
But the painful memory of the missed participation in the Champions League is still alive, right on the final straight.
Now the goal is not to do it again. And that's why the importance of this match is so great.
In 3rd place and 5 points ahead of 5th, Leicester will face difficult clashes with teams such as Man Yun, Man City and Tottenham.
If they manage to collect at least 3 points in total, the goal will be achieved. And the Foxes will participate in the Champions League for the second time.
They are very stable with 4 victories from their last 7 matches in the Premier League.
The losses were only from Man City and West Ham, which are the 2nd teams in top form. And the unfortunate draw in the last game against Southampton.
It is very important that, for example, in his last three meetings, Leicester totally outplays his rivals in xG .
Rodgers will have all the best in their lineup for this match.
Without just the important defender James Justin. But he's been out for a long time anyway.
Harvey Barnes, on the other hand, has enough equal replacements. And he has been in the hospital for a long time.
Newcastle fought for its salvation!
Newcastle experienced a long period of crisis from mid-December to late February.
In which they recorded only 2 victories from 14 matches played.
This naturally brought them down in the struggle for survival in the Premier League.
Now, however, with only 2 losses from their last 9 games, we can say that they already have the status of elite in the next season.
According to many, the Magpies were even on an upward trend.
But my opinion is just the opposite. And not just because of the weak game against Arsenal's reserves.
Newcastle, regardless of the final result, were outplayed according to xG data from 3 of their last 4 rivals.
From the beginning of April until now, Newcastle are the team that allowed the most goal positions in front of their door.
But at the same time, the 5th created the most in front of the opponents.
This is a very important trend. On which I will rely in my forecast.
Defender Cher has been punished, and his defensive colleagues Lasseles and Hayden are still in hospital. Midfielder Fraser is also injured.
Forecast for Leicester - Newcastle
Leicester must seek victory for the reasons I have already listed.
They have a rival against them who is free from mental stress.
Besides, Newcastle has no reason to change the trend I shared with you above.
An open and very productive match with a final victory for Leicester and almost the maximum bet is my choice for prediction.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Leicester have not lost in their last 4 games: 3-1-0.
- Leicester have won 5 of their last 6 home games: 5-0-1.
- There are over 2.5 goals in 5 of Leicester's last 7 home games .
- Newcastle have lost just 1 of their last 5 games: 2-2-1.
- Newcastle have won just 2 of their last 14 visits: 2-3-9.
- Newcastle have lost eight of their last 10 games against Leicester in the AVL.
- Jamie Vardy is Leicester 's top scorer with 13 goals. Callum Wilson has 10 for Newcastle.
- victory for Leicester
- security: 7/10
- exact result: 2-0