Leicester are the betting favorites to beat Newcastle United tomorrow in the early kick-off game, and hand interim head coach John Carver his eighth defeat on the trot in the Premier League, and that would be another record we don’t want at Newcastle.
Carver seems to be completely out of his depth, but he doesn’t see it that way and last night said the was still in pole position to get the Newcastle job permanently in the summer.
Nigel Pearson – likely to get the better of Carver tomorrow
But Leicester City are in form at the moment, and although they lost to Chelsea 3-1 on Wednesday night, they played well and were 1-0 up at the half, and Nigel Pearson has them fighting for the cause, and they are extremely well organized by the former Newcastle coach.
The Leicester crowd are also firmly behind their team as they look to make their amazing escape, and John Carver was at the game on Wednesday night and said in yesterday’s press conference the crowd were right behind their team and the atmosphere was terrific.
Leicester have won four of there last five games and have gained a massive 12 points on Newcastle in the last four weeks, and the Foxes are looking to escape relegation in their first season back in England’s top flight.
And even our readers think the likelihood is that we will lose the game tomorrow at the King Power Stadium.
There will again be protests against Mike Ashley in the 34th minute of the game, and certainly these demonstrations will not be helping our players get the results we need if we are going to be safe this season.
We’ll just have to hope the teams below us in the league don’t start winning and that’s especially true of Sunderland, who are currently 3rd bottom on 30 points, five points behind Newcastle, but they have a game in hand.
We’ll have to hope they lose against Southampton at the Stadium of Light tomorrow, and don’t mount another great escape that they managed last year at this time under former manager Gus Poyet.
Experienced Dutch manager Dick Advocaat has been brought in to replace Poyet and so far in his four games in charge he has 4 points including a 5th successive win over Newcastle – so they have gained 4 points on Newcastel in just four games.
A Newcastle loss and a Sunderland win would plunge Newcastle further into the relegation quagmire,
It’s time for our players to show some fight and passion for the cause, and for John Carver to show he can organize the team better than he’s been doing, and inspire the players to get the win we so desperately need.
John has not been able to do that so far in his sixteen games in charge of the team.
We hope that will change at the King Power Stadium tomorrow.