On Boxing Day, Leicester City hosts Newcastle United, two of the Premier League’s most in-form teams, before the mid-season break.
Despite suffering a horrible start to the season, the foxes have recovered to win 4 of their last five games in the league.
Leicester’s midweek cup victory over MK Dons shows they could continue where they left off. With 17 points, they lie 13 in the standings.
Five consecutive league victories ensured their place in the top 4, as they had gone unbeaten in all competitions since a late setback at Anfield in August. They continued where they left off by defeating Bournemouth in the EFL Cup on Tuesday with a commanding performance. They are 3rd in the standings and only two behind Manchester City.
Date and kickoff time
Kickoff time: 3:00 PM UK, 4:00 PM CET.
Where to watch Leicester City vs Newcastle on TV and live stream
Premier League football fans can watch Leicester and Newcastle clash on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and USA Network in the US.
UK and Ireland: Amazon Prime Video
US: USA Network
Portugal: Eleven Sports 1 Portugal
Nigeria: SuperSport Premier League Nigeria
India: Star Sports Select HD2
Canada: fuboTV Canada
Australia: Optus Sport
Maddison was a member of the England team that advanced to the quarterfinals, but he didn’t play for a single minute. He is doubtful about this match because of an ongoing knee problem.
In addition to Caglar Soyuncu, James Justin, Ricardo Pereira, and Ryan Bertrand, Leicester’s defensive issues continue to mount. Thus Caglar Soyuncu will need to pass a late fitness test before playing.
Alexander Isak is not yet ready to play for Newcastle, but the Swedish striker should be prepared for the club’s rigorous January schedule.
Ryan Fraser and Elliot Anderson should be able to rejoin the matchday, while Matt Ritchie, Paul Dummett, and Emil Krafth all continue to play wide defensive positions for Howe’s team.
Leicester City league form:
W, W, L, W, W
Newcastle United league form:
W, W, W, W, W
Leicester City’s possible starting lineup:
Ward; Castagne, Amartey, Faes, Thomas; Soumare, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Praet, Barnes; Daka
Newcastle United’s possible starting lineup:
Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; S Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Willock; Almiron, Wilson, Joelinton
Leicester City 1-2 Newcastle United
This will be an exciting match that may go anyway because Newcastle has been fantastic all season, and Leicester turned a corner right before the break. Newcastle are favourites and could pull off a win.