Leicester are looking for a third consecutive win over Newcastle. The previous two have been by 3-0 scorelines. The Foxes haven’t done the double over Newcastle since the 1974-75 campaign, despite being in the same division in 24 different seasons since then.
Arsenal and Barcelona return to the field but this time action will take place at Camp Nou with the Spanish side holding a 2-0 lead in the two leg knockout stage affair. Barcelona head into this match with 9 consecutive UEFA Champions League home victories seeking a tenth and handing Arsenal their third 2 legged loss against the Spanish side having already defeated them in both 2010 and 2011.
Tenth in the Premier League and ten points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, lifting the Champions League is Chelsea’s most realistic hope of ensuring qualification for next season’s tournament.
Trailing 2-0 going into tonight’s last 16 second leg in Madrid, it will take a comeback of Lazarus-size proportions for Roma to make this year’s quarter-finals, especially against a Real Madrid side that dismantled a strong Celta Vigo team 7-1 at the weekend.
Despite leading the EPL table by two points the market doesn’t think Leicester will still be there in 12 games time.
Pinnacle Sports’ outright market gives the Foxes a 32% chance of winning the title, and 68% to fail.
Perceptions may have shifted after Leicester’s bruising last gasp defeat to Arsenal, but Ranieri’s men have had two weeks to dust themselves down
and get back to winning ways against Norwich today. They’ll have to do it without Danny Simpson in a first line-up change for seven league games.
Norwich have conceded an average of three goals in their last seven, which have average four goals in total. Today’s total is set at 2.75.
Our BetShare suggests our customers still have faith in Leicester
#LCFC – 79%
#NCFC – 21%
#LCFC – 62%
#NCFC – 18%
Draw – 20%
O/U 2.75 gls
Over – 69%
Under – 31%
Shrewsbury have lost three of their last four matches at home – their only victory in that time was in the fourth round of the FA Cup against Sheffield Wednesday. They have beaten a team from a higher division in the previous two rounds (Cardiff and Sheffield Wednesday), although they have lost 14 of their 23 FA Cup matches against top-flight opposition. All six of Shrewsbury’s goals scored in the FA Cup this season have come in the second-half of their games. The Shrews have kept five clean sheets in their last seven FA Cup games (W5, D1, L1).