Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Newcastle United and Leicester City go head to head at St. James’ Park in the Premier League round 33. The Magpies kicked off 2022 in style, and, as a result, they are on the right track to secure the elite division survival. Newcastle proved their worth in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Wolverhampton, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Sunday’s clash. Ryan Fraser suffered an injury at the weekend, with Miguel Almiron likely to step up, while January signing Kieran Trippier remains in the recovery room alongside experienced attacker Callum Wilson.
The Foxes, on the other hand, are still without key attacker Jamie Vardy, who has been struggling with a knee problem. Leicester City have already suffered seven defeats on the road this season, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. Wilfried Ndidi remains in the recovery room, but both Soumare and Perez are back to the squad.
Highlighted Player (Chris Wood):
Chris Wood is a New Zealand international who was born on 7 December, 1991. Wood plays as a striker and he began his senior career at Waikato FC. In 2009 he joined West Bromwich Albion, but he played no more than 21 league games for the Baggies.
The New Zealand attacker played for the likes of Barnsley, Brighton, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Millwall, Leicester City and Ipswich Town on loan in the past, but in July 2015 he signed a four-year deal with Leeds United. Chris Wood scored 13 goals for the Whites in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he was given the number 9 shirt. Wood made his Leeds debut on 8 August, 2015 in a 1-1 draw against Burnley. Speaking of his debut for New Zealand, he made his first appearance for the All Whites in a friendly game against Tanzania on 3 June. 2009.
It has to be noted that he represented New Zealand at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and he was the youngest player in the squad. His sister Chelsey Wood is a football player as well and she represented New Zealand at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.