Newcastle host Liverpool at St James’ Park and bwinbetting have run the rule over a fixture that always seems to produce goals.
Here are the reasons why it can do so again.
No Premier League match has produced more goals than fixtures between Newcastle and Liverpool (129).
Those classic mid-1990’s meetings have given Liverpool and Newcastle a reputation for producing goal-fests, but the stats actually back up the perception – no Premier League fixture has served more action than the 129 goals between the sides. You can back over 3.5 goals at 17/10.
Liverpool have scored more goals against Newcastle than any other Premier League side (84).
Liverpool have exploited the Geordies’ rearguard with ruthless glee over the years, scoring more Premier League goals against their north-east rivals than any other team. It is 29/10 the Merseysiders strike three or more times.
There have been 22 goals in the last five meetings at St James’ Park.
Recent meetings on Tyneside have rained goals, with 22 being struck at both ends in the last five fixtures at an average of 4.4 strikes a game. Over 4.5 goals is 4/1.
Newcastle have kept just one clean sheet in the last 16 meetings with Liverpool.
The Magpies’ overall record against the men from Anfield is poor, no doubt as a result of their inability to keep the Reds shut out. Liverpool have hit the net in all but one of the last 16 meetings and are 23/20 to open the scoring in the first half.
Fabio Borini has scored three goals in three games against Newcastle, more than any other side.
The former Sunderland man is expected to start for Liverpool at St James’ Park and will be hoping to continue his great strike record against his old Tyne-Wear rivals. The Italian has hit three goals against the Magpies in three league appearances, his most prolific record against any side. The ex-Swansea hitman is 15/2 to score first.
Steven Gerrard has scored eight career goals against Newcastle.
The sight of the black and white stripes seems to bring out the best of the Reds captain, who has scored eight times in the Premier League against Newcastle during his illustrious career. Gerrard is 19/10 to score at anytime.
There have been over 2.5 goals in 11 of the last 13 fixtures.
At least three goals is a common occurrence in renewals between Liverpool and Newcastle – it has happened in all but two of the last 13 matches – and can be backed at 18/25 to happen once again.
Liverpool have scored at least three goals in six of the last 12 fixtures.
The Merseysiders have had their shooting boots on against Newcastle in recent years, scoring three or more in six of the last 12 meetings, which also includes five and six goal hauls. Liverpool have won all of those games and you can back Brendan Rodgers’ side to win and over 2.5 goals to be scored at 39/20.