The Leicester City manager has said the team’s title challenge is “just beginning” and that they will only achieve it if they win at home against the top two teams.
Read more Leicester City were in the ascendancy after beating Newcastle on the opening day of the Super Leagues season, with the visitors winning 4-0 at St James’ Park.
They have now failed to win away from home in the league this season, losing five of their last six.
But, as the season has progressed, they have come back to life and they are now on course to win it all.
And while Leicester are in the top three of the table, they still have plenty of work to do to reach the top four.
They are on a run of nine wins in 11 league games and the results have been impressive, with Leicester’s defence proving resilient and their midfield proving the backbone of the side.
In this preview of the week’s matches, we look at the two teams who could be in contention for the title, with our top three picks.
How to win Leicester City’s title with a win against Newcastle – Match previewThe home teamIn a game that could well decide the title race for Leicester, the team that wins this one will take home the trophy.
Leicester City are in a difficult position right now.
They sit in seventh place with just three games left to play and it is very hard to imagine them making any significant progress.
If they get to 10 points from that, they would be in a strong position to claim the title – and there is no doubt they would need to beat Newcastle to do so.
But Leicester are not without a positive side and they have been solid against Newcastle, winning the last two.
It has been a good run of form for the home side, who are unbeaten in their last four games and have kept Newcastle at bay this season.
The visitors have a history of beating Leicester in the last six, winning four of the last five.
Last week, Newcastle were knocked out of the Europa League at the hands of Wolfsburg.
They were down a goal at half-time before Jamie Vardy scored from close range to give Leicester a 1-0 lead.
That was followed by a fine comeback to beat Reading in the same game.
Vardy scored again at the start of the second half and his side have now won all four games they have played against Leicester, with only a draw between the sides.
That will leave them in the position to win all three games at St Mary’s this weekend, with Newcastle on their way to winning the title.
How the other teams will do on Saturday Newcastle Newcastle, who sit in 10th place with nine games to play, face the champions of England on Saturday.
They will be hoping to build on their 2-0 win over Hull last Saturday, but this will be a big test for them.
The Hornets were without their star striker, Moussa Sissoko, for the game against Hull and the club have not played since.
They also have not won a home game since September, when they lost 2-1 to Liverpool.
Newcastle were without a win at the St Marys Stadium in their previous eight matches and have not scored in their past nine away matches.
They would need a strong performance from their back line to survive, especially as they have conceded nine goals in their first nine league games.
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