Newcastle vs Leicester: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Jamie Vardy Leicester City 2019-20
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After Premier League wins at the weekend, both teams are seeking to build their momentum, but the Magpies have a host of injury headaches

Newcastle host Leicester City at St. James’ Park in the only all-Premier League clash of the Carabao Cup second round.

Steve Bruce’s side received a major confidence boost thanks to a fine 1-0 win over Tottenham at the weekend, and their quest now has to be further silence their numerous doubters.

Leicester, meanwhile, have started the season undefeated, having drawn with Wolves and Chelsea before going to Sheffield United at the weekend and winning.

Which side will continue their positive momentum in this encounter?

Game Newcastle United vs Leicester City
Date Wednesday, August 28
Time 7:45pm BST / 2:45pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

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In the United States (US), the game will not be broadcast or available for streaming.

US TV channel Online stream

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be broadcast or available for streaming. BBC Radio Leicester will carry a live commentary of the match, however.

UK TV channel Online stream

Squads & Team News

Position Newcastle United squad
Goalkeepers Dubravka, Elliot, Darlow
Defenders Lascelles, Schar, Clark, Dummett, Willems, Krafth, Fernandez, Manquillo
Midfielders Shelvey, Ritchie, Hayden, Almiron, Atsu, Ki, S. Longstaff, M. Longstaff
Forwards Joelinton, Carroll, Gayle, Saint-Maximin, Muto


Confirmed Newcastle XI: Darlow; Krafth, Schar, Clark, Fernandez, Willems; Longstaff, Hayden, Shelvey; Richie, Muto

Position Leicester City squad
Goalkeepers Schmeichel, Ward
Defenders Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Justin, Morgan, Benkovic, Amartey, Fuchs
Midfielders Ndidi, Tielemans, Choudhury, Praet, Barnes, Albrighton, Gray, James, Mendy, Ghezzal
Forwards Perez, Vardy, Maddison, Iheanacho, Diabate

Confirmed Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Ricardo, Morgan, Soyuncu, Fuchs; Tielemans, Choudhury; Perez, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

Betting & Match Odds

Newcastle are 23/10 outsiders at bet365 to win this game in 90 minutes. Leicester can be supported at 23/20 while a draw is available at 5/2.

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Match Preview

Ayoze Perez Leicester City

Newcastle and Leicester face off in the pick of the Carabao Cup second round ties, with St. James’ Park the venue for the two Premier League outfits to meet.

For the home side, it is a tie that arrives at an inopportune moment. Though the squad is on a high after Joelinton’s strike carried them to an unexpected victory at Tottenham on Sunday – their first Premier League points of the season – it was a bruising encounter and Steve Bruce approaches this fixture with concerns over many regulars.

With top-flight survival at the top of the Magpies’ agenda, they cannot significantly commit to this fixture and so no risks will be taken over their top stars.

“We have experienced players behind us still, so we hope to give the cup a good go,” Bruce said, maintaining an upbeat mood.

“If Hull are capable of getting to cup final and maintaining Premier League status then surely a club like this can. We’ve now got a squad of 25 players which we named but we can’t put four or five [new faces] in which is disappointing for me. But we’ve got a squad capable and big enough to make changes.”

In the opposing dugout, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers can look at the Carabao Cup more optimistically, having seen his side start the Premier League in strong fashion, with draws against European hopefuls Wolves and Chelsea followed by a win against Sheffield United that was capped by a blockbuster strike from Harvey Barnes.

“You want to do well in the games,” the former Celtic and Liverpool boss said of the forthcoming challenge.

“We’ve got one game a week. It’s not as if we’re playing 60-odd games a season and we’ve got to rest players. Between now and Christmas we’ll have very few midweek games

“Of course we would like to have a good run in the cup competitions. That’s what we’ve all agreed. We’ve spoken on that.

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“We’ll always put a team out that we think can get a result. Players have a chance every day to prove to be in the team, so we’ll pick a side that can win the game.”

The 2015-16 Premier League winners are seeking their first League Cup triumph since 2000, while Newcastle have never won the competition or indeed any major domestic silverware since the 1955 FA Cup.