Kick-off: 1600, 26/07/2020
Stadium: St James’ Park
TV: BT Sport 2
Newcastle and Liverpool have a long history of putting on entertaining shows and we’re hoping Sunday’s Premier League clash falls into that category.
This has been viewed as an attractive fixture ever since the Reds prevailed in a 4-3 thriller way back in 1997 and last year’s meeting at St James’ Park was another cracker.
Mohamed Salah struck late on in a 3-2 away win and we’re eyeing an open contest once more.
Punters can get 7/4 for the visitors to oblige and both teams to score and that is our first Newcastle vs Liverpool prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle have been hampered by injury problems during the closing stages of this campaign and were relieved to end a run of three straight defeats when drawing 0-0 at Brighton.
Magpies manager Steve Bruce accepts the need for greater strength in depth and hopes to recruit extra attacking firepower during the transfer window.
“I still think we need four or five players to add to the squad of players we’ve got – we’ll go to work on that,” he said.
“It’s quite possible that a centre-forward could be on the list.”
United have at least scored in all four Premier League home games since returning from lockdown and it’s worth noting that six of their seven strikes in those matches came after half-time.
Looking at the Newcastle vs Liverpool odds, we like 11/5 for the hosts to net more times in the second period here than before the interval.
Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Krafth, Fernandez, Manquillo, Rose, Shelvey, Ritchie, Almiron, Bentaleb, Saint-Maximin, Gayle.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool celebrated lifting the Premier League trophy in fine style on Wednesday after a spectacular 5-3 triumph over Chelsea at Anfield.
Superb strikes from Naby Keita and Trent Alexander-Arnold set the stage for a memorable night.
Chelsea exposed some lacklustre defending at the other end, but Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain helped the Reds finish in front.
“We always find a way to win, we’ve been doing it all season,” Virgil Van Dijk told Sky Sports.
“It’s the mentality of the group of players that we have, the hard work that we put in during training every day – and this group of players is very special.
“Everyone gets along with each other, on the pitch everyone is there to help each other, everyone wants to fight for each other.”
A recent dip in intensity was to be expected, with the title wrapped up at the start of the month, but Liverpool deserve to finish on a high note.
Let’s add 10/1 for a 3-1 away victory to our Newcastle vs Liverpool betting tips.
Last Liverpool line-up: Alisson, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Firmino, Mane, Salah.
Brighton 0-0 NEWCASTLE
LIVERPOOL 5-3 Chelsea – Naby Keita, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Head-to-head: Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool, Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle, Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle, Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool
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