The under-fire Magpies manager had been tipped for the sack before the visit of the Foxes to St James' Park, with his side still winless in the top flight this term.
Come-from-behind draws with Hull City and Swansea City in the last month, thanks on each occasion to doubles from Papiss Cisse, suggest that Pardew maintains the support of the dressing room, and captain Fabricio Coloccini indicated as much this week.
The Toon Army grow impatient, though, as they demand improved results from a team who have won just five of 27 Premier League matches during 2014 and occupy a place in the relegation zone.
Their early-season form has suggested that the Midlanders have what it takes to leave the Championship behind them, but conceding a 98th-minute equaliser to Burnley may have haunted them over the internationals.
Former England international defender Matthew Upson is Leicester's only injury absentee and has yet to play since joining the King Power Stadium outfit on a free transfer from Brighton & Hove Albion.
Jamie Vardy should again keep David Nugent out of the starting XI as partner to Leonardo Ulloa, whose five strikes in seven games will come at the envy of Newcastle's goalless frontman Emmanuel Riviere.
Another French summer recruit, Remy Cabella, may be recalled, though, at the expense of either Gabriel Obertan or Yoan Gouffran, with Pardew determined to give the talented playmaker a run in the team.
Siem de Jong, Davide Santon, Rolando Aarons, Ryan Taylor and Adam Campbell are all sidelined for the Magpies, but Tim Krul should overcome the "very minor" elbow injury suffered in Dutch training to start in goal.
Possible starting lineups
Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett; Tiote, Colback; Cabella, Sissoko, Obertan; Cisse
Leicester: Schmeichel; De Laet, Moore, Morgan, Konchesky; Mahrez, Cambiasso, Hammond, Schlupp; Vardy, Ulloa
Sports Mole says: 2-1