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.