Far from the bad blood under the stewardship of Claude Puel, Leicester City fans will be dreaming of another European adventure.
Currently occupying seventh place, the Foxes are 3/4 (1.75) with 888Sport to bolster their hopes courtesy of a win at the King Power Stadium. The arrival of Brendan Rodgers from Celtic has seen the East Midlands club win five of their six top-flight encounters.
Marc Albrighton and Daniel Amartey are long-term absentees for the home side although the former is back in training. Harry Maguire should return to the starting line-up having missed the win over Huddersfield.
Newcastle will continue to be without Florian Lejeune and Sean Longstaff.
While the visitors should be safe from relegation, Rafa Benitez's side aren't yet assured of their top-flight status. Much of the Magpies' issues stem from a lack of threat in the final third, especially on the road. A tally of 12 goals in 16 games away from St. James' Park is the worst total of any team outside the bottom three.
By contrast, Leicester are enjoying a purple patch under their new manager, scoring 14 goals since Rodgers' arrival.
Tips and Predictions
Leicester look worthy favourites at 3/4 (1.75) to Friday night's encounter. The Foxes came out on top 2-0 in the reverse meeting and a win to nil is priced at 37/20 (2.85) could be an interesting option for those seeking a bigger potential return.
While this selection has only paid out on three occasions at the King Power Stadium this term, Newcastle's lack of end-product on the road makes it look worthy of consideration.