Leicester appear to have re-captured some of the quality that they are capable of since the arrival of Claude Puel at the King Power Stadium. Recent history between Newcastle is in their favour after winning their last four matches against the Toon Army and keeping clean sheets in all four of those encounters.
Going into the match on Saturday, Leicester are five points above Newcastle in ninth place whilst we find ourselves halfway between them and the relegation zone. At this moment in time, if I was offered a draw in this match, I would reluctantly accept. With December being filled with many difficult matches where we would need a miracle to get points from, it's matches at home to Leicester and up next against Everton that we need to make the most of to try and put the team in a good position at the end of the calendar year.
Facts and Figures
Newcastle wins: 50
Leicester wins: 42
Newcastle wins: 9
Leicester wins: 6
Premier League at St. James' Park
Newcastle wins: 7
Leicester wins: 2
Previous ten (all competitions)
Leicester wins: 4 (10 goals)
Newcastle wins: 3 (6 goals)
Biggest win (in this fixture)
Newcastle United 7 - 1 Leicester (09/05/1993)
Newcastle bowed out of Division One and into the Premier League in spectacular fashion by thumping Leicester on the final day. Hat-tricks from Andy Cole and David Kelly plus a single from club legend, Rob Lee helped Newcastle to round off the season with a fifth consecutive win to set up the champions party after the match which was wrapped up before the game.
Biggest defeat (in this fixture)
Newcastle United 1 - 5 Leicester (07/04/1928)
Newcastle United 1 - 5 Leicester (20/11/1965)
During Leicester's miracle story of their title win in the 2015/16 season, the Foxes completed a league double over the Magpies for the first time since the 1974/75 season. Between then and now, the two sides have frequently met in both
the top and second tier with Newcastle, overall in the club's history, having the upper hand when it comes to coming up against the Foxes
The last time Leicester played at St. James' Park, Jamie Vardy scored to become joint record goalscorer in consecutive Premier League matches. He went on to break the record against Man United the following week.