Newcastle United have won their last four Premier League games against Leicester City at St James’ Park going into Saturday’s latest encounter.
Rob Elliot should be fit enough to continue in goal for Newcastle despite missing international duty with Ireland because of a thigh problem. Karl Darlow could be on the bench after shaking off a foot injury.
Leicester’s only concern is over Jamie Vardy, who missed England’s friendlies against Spain and France with a hip problem. The forward is out to equal Ruud van Nistelrooy of scoring in consecutive Premier League games.
- Newcastle United have lost just one of their last eight Premier League clashes with Leicester City (W4 D3), although that defeat did come last time out at the King Power Stadium in May.
- At St. James’ Park, the Magpies have won each of their last four home Premier League clashes with Leicester, with the Foxes netting just one goal in total in those games.
- There have been three players sent off in the last three league meetings between these two sides (Newcastle’s Mike Williamson and Darryl Janmaat last May; Richie Wellens for Leicester in January 2010 in the Championship).
- Leonardo Ulloa has scored three goals in the Foxes’ last two meetings with Newcastle in all competitions.
- Newcastle have kept two Premier League clean sheets in the row. They last went three top-flight games without conceding back in November 2014.
- Conversely, Steve McClaren’s charges have managed just one goal in their last three Premier League fixtures.
- Leicester have suffered just one defeat this season in the top-flight, a league-low figure along with Tottenham.
- The Foxes have scored the highest percentage of second-half goals of any team in the Premier League (72%).
- Giorginio Wijnaldum has scored a league-high four headed goals from just four headers on target in the Premier League this season.
- Jamie Vardy can equal Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League appearances (currently on nine).