Maguire keen to maintain Foxes form

Updated: 24/02/2024

Harry Maguire expects Newcastle to provide a “tough” test in the Premier League on Friday night, but he is confident Leicester can make it five wins in succession (Leicester 8/11, Newcastle 9/2, Draw 11/4 – Match Result).

The Foxes have been rejuvenated since Brendan Rodgers replaced Claude Puel as manager with four consecutive wins moving them up to seventh in the table.

That run has included three straight wins at The King Power Stadium and there will be an expectation that the Foxes can secure another three-point haul against Rafael Benitez’s side, who arrive on the back of two successive defeats and are without an away win in 2019.

Leicester have won six of the last seven meetings, including a 2-0 victory at St James’ Park earlier in the season, and Maguire, who was on the scoresheet in that game, will be keen to add another to his tally on Friday (12/1 To Score A Header – Friday Live Match Specials).

However, with Newcastle still trying to edge towards the 40-point safety mark and having last season’s win at The King Power fresh in the memory, the England international is guarding against complacency.

Maguire said: “I think they’ll be very hard to beat. They don’t concede many goals and don’t lose by many goals.

“They’ll probably sit back in a low block and try hitting us on the counter attack.

“They’re a good team, with a great manager and have had a good season. It’ll be a tough game, but one that we’re looking forward to.”

Odds subject to change.

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