Leicester City will clash heads with Newcastle United on Monday evening at the King Power Stadium as both teams hope to earn a good result on the road. The Foxes sit at the thirteenth position in the Premier League and will hope to climb the ranks in the second half of this season. On the other hand, the Magpies currently find themselves in third place in the Premier League standings and would be confident about securing a win against them.
Leicester City Vs Newcastle United: Talking Tactics
Brendan Rodgers will opt for a 4-1-4-1 formation of his own and could be inclined to name a strong first XI for this game. Both Wout Faes and James Maddison are expected to play from the start while Danny Ward continues to operate in goal.
Eddie Howe could go for the conventional 4-3-3 formation allowing Fabian Schar and Sven Botman to play from the start in this midweek encounter. Meanwhile, Callum Wilson will spearhead Newcastle’s attack on his own up top.
Rodgers has no fresh injury concerns to deal with as the Premier League commences next week. He has a fully fit squad at his disposal and should only be working without long-term absentees Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand in this home encounter.
Leicester City Predicted XI
Ward; Thomas, Faes, Evans, Justin; Soumare; Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Daka
As for Newcastle, they’re going through an injury crisis with Alexander Isak (calf), Matt Ritchie (calf), Paul Dummett and Emil Krafth (knee) all remaining sidelined through injuries. Furthermore, Elliot Anderson is working back to fitness and but remains doubtful to make an appearance anytime soon. Apart from this, there have been no fresh injury concerns for Howe recently, so others remain fully fit and available for selection.
Newcastle United Predicted XI
Pope; Burn, Botman, Scharr, Trippier; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock; Almiron, Wilson, Joelinton
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