Leicester are currently 12th in Premier League, Newcastle are struggling and stuck in a relegation battle. This game is a must win for Brendan Rodgers but with the Fulham at home in mind from last season it can also be a huge banane skin.
The game comes after a dreadful experience in Napoli losing out a chance to get through to the final rounds of the Europa League tournament.
Date: 12.12.21, Venue: King Power Stadium, Match: Premier League
Newcastle did sack Steve Bruce and hired Eddie Howe, give me a good explenation. The club has over the years seen relegation battles with experienced managers and did fall into the 2nd tier with a certain Rafael Benitez in charge so it’s not easy.
As an opponent Newcastle are unpredictable and have players such as Saint-Maximin and Almiron who can win football games on their own. Wilson and Joelinton are also capable of scoring goals that can come out of thin air.
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Manager: Brendan Rodgers, profile
Likely Line-Up, (4-3-3), Schmeichel – Castagne, Thomas, Evans, Soyuncu – Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison – Vardy, Perez, Barnes, Subs: Ward, Iheanacaho, Daka, Dewsbury-Hall, Amartey, Albrighton, Soumare
Manager: Eddie Howe, profile
Likely Line-Up, (4-4-2), Dubravka – Manquillo, Schar, Lascelles, Lewis – Murphy, Shelvey, Willock, Saint-Maximan – Joelinton, Wilson – Almiron, Fernandez, Kraft, Longstaff, Hendrick, Darlow
In Both Camps – Newcastle
TCF Prediction: 2-0 – Win
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Looking in the back mirror you have a number of players who have been in both camps with a certain Ayoze Perez being a with recent experiences from the two clubs. The two clubs have over the past years played each other on a number of occasions and Leicester must be said to have had the upper hand.Embed from Getty Images
Leicester and Newcastle did experience different experiences in their last PL game, with Leicester losing away to Aston Villa (1-2) and Newcastle winning 1-0 at home to Burnley.
Newcastle are said to be a big club and recently getting new owners leaving their time with Mike Ashley in charge as the impression was that the fans and people of the city hated their previous owner. Owners at a football club is probably more important than managers and players as they are running the show.
It will be interesting to watch how Leicester and Brendan Rodgers can find the way out of their dark room as the manager must get back to KISS and just roll the team out as it should be done, hopefully that will be enough instead of doing those smart changes that never work.Embed from Getty Images
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