Having secured their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, Crystal Palace return to Premier League action this afternoon with a televised trip to Leicester.
The Eagles, who successfully avoided an upset at League One Doncaster.
Have taken five top-flight points from the last nine available to steadily climb up to 13th and three clear of the relegation zone.
Palace, now with the oldest manager in PL history in Roy Hodgson, face a Leicester side that sits one place and five points
better off in the table following consecutive defeats to top-six opposition in Manchester United and Tottenham.
Claude Puel’s Foxes are on a six-match winless run across all competitions and have not tasted victory since beating Everton 1-0 on New Year’s Day.
Jamie Vardy could return for Leicester as they look to end a six-match winless run in all competitions when they host Crystal Palace on Saturday (kick-off 5.30pm).
Vardy was surprisingly left out of the starting line-up for the Foxes’ 3-1 loss to Tottenham last time out. He missed a penalty and then scored after coming off the bench.
The Foxes have slipped down to 12th in the Premier League following a run of four defeats in their last five league matches.
Palace is one place and five points behind Leicester in the table.
- Leicester City vs Newport County –
They are unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions, although they have also only won one of their previous eight league matches.
Team News of Leicester City vs Newport County AFC
Leicester plan to assess Ben Chilwell and James Maddison (both minor knocks) ahead of kick-off, but Marc Albrighton (hamstring) and Daniel Amartey (ankle) remain sidelined.
Nampalys Mendy is available after a groin injury and Jamie Vardy will hope to earn a recall to the starting XI
after his eventful cameo against Tottenham at Wembley during which he both missed a penalty and scored.
Ben Chilwell and James Maddison will be assessed.
The Leicester pair are suffering from minor knocks and are doubts for the game, but Nampalys Mendy (groin) is fit.
Marc Albrighton is likely to miss the rest of the season after hamstring surgery while Daniel Amartey (ankle) is also out.
Crystal Palace will be without injured defenders Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Martin Kelly.
However, Wilfried Zaha returns from suspension.
The big news for Crystal Palace – other than Wilfried Zaha’s welcome return from suspension –
is that they will be without impressive right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has a hamstring problem.
Joel Ward should start in his place as Martin Kelly battles a muscle strain, while Julian Speroni, Pape Souare and Connor Wickham will not feature.
Predicted Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Tielemans , Gray, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy
Newport County AFC XI: Guaita, Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Townsend, Benteke, Zaha
Score prediction:Leicester City 2-0 Newport County AFC
TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
The match will be televised live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting from 5.00pm. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
You can also follow all the action with NewGersy Sport’s LIVE blog.
H2H Leicester City vs Newport County AFC
The teams have met 13 times in the Premier League, with Palace winning seven and Leicester four. There have been two draws.
Palace beat Leicester 3-0 and 5-0 last season and got the better of them again in December thanks to captain Luka Milivojevic’s excellent first-half strike at Selhurst Park.
Carabao Cup Round 3.
7:45pm, Tuesday 8th November 2022.
The King Power Stadium.