Liverpool vs Newcastle United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Liverpool vs Newcastle United Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Liverpool briefly held the second spot in the Premier League after a 4-1 win over West Ham on Saturday. Despite a poor home record against the Hammers, Liverpool were 3-0 up after 57 minutes following goals from Emre Can, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino. Even though Mikael Antonio pulled a goal back in the 59th minute, a late effort from Sadio Mane provided this big win for Liverpool. Newcastle picked up a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth in the recent visit to the Vitality Stadium. Dwight Gayle gave Rafa Benitez little work to do at half-time after scoring twice in the first half. However, Bournemouth produced a late comeback with goals from Adam Smith and Dan Gosling.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Liverpool have suffered some defeats against Newcastle in recent years but they have all been at the St James’ Park. Newcastle have rarely threatened at Anfield, although they did pick up a 2-2 draw in their last visit to the ground back in April 2016. Since 1945, Newcastle have been able to get only four wins at Anfield. I would go with a Liverpool win at half-time and full-time in this fixture. Despite fighting near the relegation zone, Newcastle have had a decent scoring run. The Geordies have scored in eight out of the last nine away trips in the league. Liverpool have had a defensive issue throughout the campaign. The goal scored by Mikael Antonio last weekend leaves Liverpool without a home clean sheet in six games. I see value in backing both teams to score.

Liverpool win at half-time and full-time – 4/6

Both teams to score – 19/20

Liverpool saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Liverpool saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Newcastle United

Newcastle United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Liverpool

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Liverpool Form Guide

Liverpool Team Logo

Liverpool

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
D A

21-04-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

24-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 5 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

Premier League

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-05-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

06-05-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

26-05-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Chester FC Team Logo Chester FC

FT 0 - 7

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Tranmere Rovers Team Logo Tranmere Rovers

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

D A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Newcastle United Form Guide

Newcastle United Team Logo

Newcastle United

Won

5

Draw

0

Lost

5
L A

03-03-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-03-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

31-03-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-04-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

15-04-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

23-04-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

05-05-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Liverpool Preview

The Liverpool team has been hitting new heights in the last few weeks and the back-to-back big scores against Porto and West Ham are a reflection of the same. After having been in the fringes of the top four a few weeks ago, Liverpool now have a strong possibility of overtaking Manchester United into the second spot. The Reds briefly held this position last week before United secured a win over Chelsea. Liverpool’s recent form bodes well for Jurgen Klopp’s men ahead of a visit to Old Trafford in a fortnight. There appears to be no stopping Mohamed Salah, who is still in contention with Harry Kane at the top of the Premier League scoring charts with 23 goals.

Liverpool Team News

Georginio Wijnaldum (flu) is rated as doubtful for the game, while Danny Ings (flu), Ben Woodburn (flu), and Rhian Brewster (ankle) are ruled out of the game.

Newcastle United Preview

The last few weeks have seen Newcastle pick up points at a consistent pace, but there has been just one win for Rafa Benitez’ outfit in the last six matches. This lack of wins has contributed to the team still being troubled by the threat of relegation, as Newcastle are only two points ahead of the drop. The likes of Swansea and Southampton have been picking up points on a consistent basis, and Newcastle ideally need a couple of wins in order to rest any doubts about relegation for this 2017-18 Premier League campaign. Dwight Gayle is now the club’s top scorer with five league goals.

Newcastle United Team News

Jonjo Shelvey (knee) and Islam Slimani (thigh) are unavailable for Newcastle due to injuries.

Liverpool Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Newcastle United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Liverpool vs Newcastle United Sidelined Players

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