Brendan Rodgers has won four of his five games in charge so far to help drive their late push up the table, and he will be hopeful of notching up another victory when his side host the fluctuating Magpies at the King Power Stadium.
Rafa Benitez's side have only taken four points from their last five games and are seven off the bottom three, with a win likely to boost their survival chances significantly as they look to stave off any prospect of relegation.
|Game||Leicester City vs Newcastle United|
|Date||Friday, April 12|
|Time||8:00pm BST / 3:00pm ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
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|UK TV channel||Online |
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic|
|Defenders||Pereira, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Fuchs, Simpson|
|Midfielders||Gray, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Ndidi, Choudhury, Mendy, James|
|Forwards||Vardy, Ghezzal, Okazaki, Iheanacho|
Brendan Rodgers will be able to call upon Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans after the centre-back pair returned to training, though whether he opts to keep faith with Wes Morgan and Caglar Soyuncu is another matter.
Jamie Vardy is also fit to feature but Daniel Amartey will have to wait as he continues his recovery off the field.
Potential Leicester starting XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Ndidi; Gray, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
|Position||Newcastle United squad|
|Goalkeepers||Dubravka, Darlow, Woodman|
|Defenders||Clark, Dummett, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo, Yedlin, Barreca, Schar|
|Midfielders||Ki, Shelvey, Diame, Ritchie, Hayden, Kenedy, Almiron, Atsu|
|Forwards||Rondon, Muto, Perez, Joselu|
Rafa Benitez will be unable to call upon Florian Lejeune after the 27-year-old was ruled out for the rest of his season following the injury he sustained in his side's previous defeat to Crystal Palace.
Paul Dummett may be the likely replacement as the Magpies look to pick up points for the first time in three games.
Potential Newcastle starting XI: Dubravka; Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett,
Betting & Match Odds
Leicester are the odds-on favourites to win the match at 8/11 according to bet365. Newcastle's chances of winning are priced at a longer 9/2 while a draw is available at 14/5.
Leciester City will be hoping to take another step on the road back to European football on Friday when they host Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium - though Brendan Rodgers knows that the chance of a continental return remains out of their hands for now.
The Foxes lie seventh in the Premier League, ahead of Wolves on goal difference, and are line to secure a potential place in the Europa League, just over two years after they reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2017.
However, if Watford overcome Manchester City in the FA Cup final next month, Rodgers' side will be restricted to domestic football only for the 2019-20 campaign, owing to how European places are allocated.
With four victories delivered from five games since he succeeded Claude Puel in the hotseat, the former Celtic boss will regardless have his eye on delivering a strong finish to the current season as he looks to build at the club.
The visit of a fluctuating Newcastle side, who are without a win in their last three games, presents a prime oppertunity to add another three points to their tally.
Rafa Benitez's side sit seven ahead of the bottom three and may just about be safe depending how results fall this weekend - but the former Liverpool manager would undoubtedly sleep easier if he is able to reverse his side's current run of off-colour form.
The absence of Florian Lejeune, who was stretchered from the field in their late loss to Crystal Palace last time out, is a blow in the heart of his defence, while his opposite number may be bolstered by the return of England international Harry Maguire alongside Jonny Evans.
The Spaniard will therefore be looking for a big performance from Miguel Almiron and Salomon Rondon up front as he seeks to get back to winning ways.