Newcastle United v Liverpool Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League Newcastle United v Liverpool

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Saturday, May 4, 2019


St Jame’s Park

Punter's Pick

Liverpool will still start as favourites, there may be value in backing a ‘Newcastle or Draw’ market at 11/5 with Bet365. There should be cashout value even if Newcastle keep the score at 0-0 for a period of time and Liverpool could fade on the back of the their game against Barcelona, which was played at a frantic pace. We feel that the under 2.5 goal market is also well priced at 11/10 but you could look to hedge your bet even further and back the under 3.5 goals market at 4/9 with the same bookmaker.

Newcastle welcome Liverpool in their penultimate game of the season and sees Rafa Benitez stand in the way of his former club’s push towards the title. This fixture used to be one of the standouts of the Premier League season with some of their clashes voted as the best games in the Premier League era. Fans will be hoping that the evening clash will be just as mouth-watering and deliver an entertaining encounter.

Newcastle have been in a relegation battle for most of this campaign but have been in impressive form towards the back-end of the season, with notable wins over Manchester City, Everton and Leicester City along the way. The team can now enjoy their final home game knowing their Premier League status is guaranteed and they will be hoping to sign-off with an impressive display against Liverpool. The Magpies come into this game on the back of two wins and a draw with the team winning away at Leicester through a solitary goal from Ayoze Perez, who continued his form with a hattrick in their 3-1 win over Southampton. Despite the Spaniard putting them one up against Brighton, the Seagulls managed to salvage a draw but this run showed what the team are capable of and there have been huge calls for Benitez to be given a new contract and the investment he needs to push the team forward.

Liverpool enter this game on the back of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Barcelona and it will be a huge test of Jurgen Klopp’s motivational skills to get his team focussed for this one. The team remain unbeaten in the league since their solitary defeat to Manchester City on the 3rd January, but the fact that Barcelona are now such overwhelming favourites in their Champions League tie and with Manchester City still having the title in their hands, Liverpool will need to find the mental and physical strength to push on against a tough Newcastle side.

In team news, Newcastle will be buoyed by the news that their talisman Ayoze Perez is fit despite suffering an injury in the game against Brighton and is likely to start. The Magpies will also welcome back defender Jamaal Lascelles to boost their backline but DeAndre Yedlin, Florian Lejeune, Sean Longstaff record signing Miguel Almiron remain out.

Liverpool will be without Naby Keita who will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his groin against Barcelona. Roberto Firmino will be given a late test having nursed an injury prior to the game at the Camp Nou and was used as a substitute in that game. It will be interesting to see if Klopp brings Trent Alexander-Arnold back in at right-back having left the youngster out in their Champions League tie with Joe Gomez also in contention to start.

In head to heads between the two teams, Liverpool have definitely had the better of this fixture over the years. The Magpies last won over three years ago when a Martin Skrtel own goal and Gini Wijnaldum goal secured victory. The Dutchman will lineup for the visitors against his former club and will hope that his side can take the title race to the final day. Amazingly Liverpool have not won at St James’ Park since 2013 when they put six past the home team so this will be a stern test for the Reds if they wish to maintain their title push. They will be looking to the seasons reverse fixture where they won 4-0 but Newcastle are a much improved outfit in recent months.

Punter's Pick

Liverpool will still start as favourites, there may be value in backing a ‘Newcastle or Draw’ market at 11/5 with Bet365. There should be cashout value even if Newcastle keep the score at 0-0 for a period of time and Liverpool could fade on the back of the their game against Barcelona, which was played at a frantic pace. We feel that the under 2.5 goal market is also well priced at 11/10 but you could look to hedge your bet even further and back the under 3.5 goals market at 4/9 with the same bookmaker.

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