Newcastle United will be hoping to take a step closer to safety when they travel to Leicester City on Friday night.
The Magpies suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Crystal Palace last weekend as a penalty from Luka Milivojevic penalty proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Rafa Benitez’s men are underdogs heading into the fixture at the King Power Stadium, with the Foxes performing well of late.
Brendan Rodgers’s impact at Leicester has been seismic, and they currently sit in seventh place on the Premier League table with a strong chance of qualification for next season’s Europa League.
The Foxes won their last outing 4-1 against Huddersfield Town away from home and are full of confidence ahead of their fixture against Newcastle.
Benitez is set to contend with some injury problems on Friday. Rob Elliot and Sean Longstaff remain out with long-term blows, while Florian Lejeune has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering an injury against Palace.
Here is our Newcastle predicted line-up.
Dubravka is Newcastle’s undisputed number one. He will, of course, keep his place between the sticks.
Much like his goalkeeper, Yedlin is a mainstay in the starting line-up. He’s set to play at right wing-back.
Schar has been a good signing for Newcastle this season and is likely to start against Leicester on Friday.
Lascelles is poised to start in the middle of a back three against the Foxes. He’ll hope to keep an in-form Jamie Vardy quiet.
On the left-hand side of the defensive trio, Dummett could return in the absence of Florian Lejeune.
It is likely that Ritchie will start on the left. He’ll hope to provide Newcastle with width and tenacity.
Diame is likely to return to the starting line-up after Ki Sung-yueng failed to inspire against Crystal Palace.
Alongside Diame in the middle of the park, it is likely that Hayden will retain his place.
Almiron has shown glimpses of class following his club-record switch to Newcastle. He’ll need to be at his best if the Magpies are to take anything away from Leicester.
Perez, too, is likely to be called upon as a creative outlet behind the striker at the King Power Stadium.
Finally, Rondon is set to lead the line. Chances may not come too freely for the striker, and he’ll need to maintain focus throughout.