Newcastle United host Leicester City on Sunday looking to make it two home wins on the bounce.
Last Friday’s win over Wolverhampton Wanderers ended a run of three consecutive defeats and now has Eddie Howe’s team looking up the table with Newcastle just three points off the top 10.
With key players still to return and some favourable looking games before playing title-chasing Liverpool and Manchester City towards the end of April, the visit of Leicester provides a real opportunity.
Brendan Rodgers’ side certainly boast quality – as was evident when Newcastle traveled to the King Power Stadium in December – but may have one eye on their Europa Conference League campaign. After beating PSV on Thursday, Jose Mourinho’s Roma await in the semi-finals later this month.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 2.15pm BST kick-off time on Sunday April 17, 2022.
St James’ Park in Newcastle will host.
Where to watch Newcastle vs Leicester
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game via the Sky Go App.
Newcastle vs Leicester team news
Howe has confirmed Joe Willock has been involved in training all week after missing the Wolves win, although may not want to change too much to a midfield who helped record the vital win. Indeed, Bruno Guimaraes impressed last week, while Jonjo Shelvey and Joelinton are firmly established as key players.
While there were worries about Ryan Fraser following his hamstring injury, Howe has revealed a slightly more positive update on the Scottish international, suggesting there is an outside chance he could feature.
Newcastle vs Leicester prediction
Newcastle have been so strong at home of late with only Liverpool boasting a better record on their own patch over the last six games (winning 18 points compared to 14).
With Leicester involved in an emotionally draining European game on Thursday, it would not be much of a surprise to see Newcastle’s positive home run continue.
Newcastle to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Newcastle wins: 54
Leicester wins: 49