Premier League match previews, team news, stats, predictions, kick-off times and how to follow up

26 May 2022 | 15:26 | Football


Team news, stats, predictions and how to follow the Premier League this weekend, including Newcastle vs Leicester, is live on Sky Sports.

Newcastle v Leicester – Sunday, 2.15pm – Live sky sports

Team News

new castle Midfielder Joe Willock could be back in the squad for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Leicester.

Willock missed last Friday night’s 1-0 win over Wolves with a knee injury but has returned to training after receiving injections to fix the trivial issue.

However, winger Ryan Fraser suffered a doubtful hamstring injury last weekend and the illness continued to affect training camp, while defenders Kieran Trippier (fractured metatarsal), Federico Fernandez (side strain) and forward Callum Wilson (Achilles/calf) struggles to get back healthy.

Leicester No Jamie Vardy going to St James’ Park. The striker is still battling a knee injury and missed Thursday’s 2-1 Europa League quarter-final at PSV Eindhoven.

Wilfred Ndidi, Danny Ward and Ryan Bertrand (full knee) are also out, while Brendan Rodgers will evaluate those who play at Eindhoven when he returns on Friday, while Nampalys Mendy is available after disqualification.

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Watch free: Highlights from Newcastle’s Premier League win over Wolves.

Jones knows the forecast

Dan Byrne, a friend of mine, talks about centre-backs who are overpriced in various markets. He’s not yet on my coveted centre-back dinner list (Shane Duffy, Harry Maguire, Gareth McAuley, Yerry Mina and Craig Dawson, if you’re asking), but that could change if he delivers this weekend.

The Geordie boy has been a sensation since joining from Brighton, but the icing on the cake will be a goal at St James’ Park – every fan’s dream. I think Sunday could be the day against Leicester’s defence, which has improved with the return of Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana, but when it comes to defending set pieces Still can’t convince me. The Foxes have conceded 16 Premier League goals (excluding penalties) from set-pieces this season – the most against Leeds.

Burn has had quality chances in all nine of Newcastle’s starts, which equates to an expected goal figure of 0.73. The tallest player in the Premier League has already headered this season and playing for a team that has scored 13 of 34 goals from set-pieces this season should really have scored another goal at 25/1 ? I would argue no. He’s a valuable player for headers in tight situations.

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Watch free: Highlights from Leicester’s Premier League win over Crystal Palace.

Score Prediction: 1-1 | Betting Angle: Dan Burn heads up (Sky Bet 25/1 – bet here!)

Opta Statistics

  • Newcastle have lost nine of their last 12 Premier League games against Leicester City (W3). Between 1979 and 2014, they went through 39 games (W19 D11) in their previous nine defeats with the Foxes in the league.
  • Leicester City have won their last five Premier League away games against Newcastle. Only at Leiden Orient have they won more consecutive away games in their league history (six between 1925 and 1980).
  • Newcastle have lost six of their seven Premier League games on Sunday this season (W1), conceding at least three goals in five of those losses.
  • Newcastle have won each of their last four Premier League home games, as many as their previous 24 at St James’ Park (11 draws and nine draws). The last time they won five straight at home was in March 2019.
  • Leicester have scored around four more goals than they have scored in the Premier League this season (45 goals, 40.7 goals) – only Chelsea have scored in this season’s competition The gap between expected goals and expected goals is even greater (64 goals, 56.1 goals).

How to follow up: Watch Newcastle vs Leicester live Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League Or follow our dedicated live match blog, featuring game highlights.Full match highlights will also be posted at sky sports digital platforms and sky sports football YouTube channel at the final whistle.

West Ham v Burnley – Sunday, 2.15pm

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Watch free: Highlights from Brentford’s Premier League win over West Ham.

Jones knows the forecast

If this is a chase game, Burnley are already well behind their required running rate. They can no longer stop and push singleness. If the Clarets without a manager want to chase Everton and Leeds above them, it’s time to fight for the border.

Sweepstakes will no longer be valid. They have to add to their poor record of just four wins – a game that will be seen as an opportunity as West Ham’s Europa League commitment causes problems in their Premier League form.

This mentality change of playing ‘must-win’ football in the last two games has had a positive impact on Burnley’s attacking metrics – an impact that will continue to soar over the next few weeks. The game is more open and they have scored 5 goals in their past two games, with a combined expected goal score of 8.71 when comparing the two teams.

Going to face West Ham, who have averaged 3.13 goals at the London Stadium and both teams have scored 75% of the time this season, does make this match look like a goal heavy game. The market has a target line of about 2.5 targets, which I think is too low. That means we have to attack with confidence at the Evens.

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Watch free: Highlights from Norwich’s Premier League win over Burnley.

I would also like to add Burnley’s number of corners. They have won nine against Everton and seven against Norwich – another sign that their attacking intent has gone up a notch. Only Aston Villa and Southampton have won more corners than Burnley in the Premier League since March 1, including a game against Manchester City where they won just one corner. Take that game out and they averaged 7.2 corners per 90 minutes.

So Sky Bet’s route on the Burnley corner deserves support. Those who like to play low prices should watch Burnley win four corners 4/6 as West Ham have conceded at least four in their nine Premier League games but I’m pushing the boat a little further Attack six or more corners with a huge 3/1 with the Sky Bet.

Score Prediction: 1-2 | Betting Angle: Burnley win six or more corners (3/1 vs Sky Bet – Bet Here!)

Jones knows the best options: Over 2.5 goals and 6 or more Burnley corners (13/2 vs Sky Bet – Bet Here!)

Opta Statistics

  • West Ham have failed to score in five of their last eight Premier League games against Burnley (W3 D1 L4) and they have scored in their first seven against the Clarets (W5 D1 L1).
  • Burnley have won two of their last four Premier League away games against West Ham, as many as their previous 21 league visits to Upton Park/London Stadium (D4 L15).
  • West Ham have 25 points in their last 27 home games against teams in the relegation zone (W8 D1 L0), winning the last six in a row. Their last such defeat was against Newcastle in December 2017.
  • West Ham have scored in their last 17 Premier League home games, while the Hammers have scored longer (27) last time out in the top flight between October 1985 and January 1987.
  • Burnley have conceded at least two goals in each of their last six Premier League games (14 goals), the last time they conceded more than two goals in the top flight between October and December 1960 (10 consecutive games).

How to follow up: Follow West Ham vs Burnley in our dedicated live match blog.Highlights will also be posted on sky sports digital platforms and sky sports football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.

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