Newcastle United vs Liverpool Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Sunday, 26 July 2020. Scheduled kick-off 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET at the St. James Park.
The Reds did the unthinkable this season. They finally delivered on their promise, which took them thirty long years. They absolutely would want to close out this campaign on a winning note, especially with them losing a bit of edge once the lockdown was lifted.
Jurgen Klopp has already vowed that his boys are hungry for more, and after some unimpressive performances, it would be better for the champions to silence some of their critics.
Moreover, this is the final game of their season. They are no longer active in any other competition, and this gives them even more incentive to go after the three points.
On the other side of the pitch, we have the Magpies, who are on a long winless run, and importantly, who have already ensured their safety from the relegation line. As such, they would not have any particular motivation to give their 100% on the pitch.
By the looks of things, expect a Liverpool win this Sunday.
Newcastle vs Liverpool: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Reds had won the reverse fixture, with a 3-1 scoreline at home.
- They are also on a four-game winning run against this opponent.
- They had recorded 16 of the preceding 21 overall h2h wins.
- It’s been five years since the hosts have won at this stadium.
- The latest encounter at this venue had ended in a 2-3 win for the guests.
Newcastle vs Liverpool: Prediction
Steve Bruce’s men were held to a 0-0 draw on the road the last match-day, by Brighton. In the meantime, Klopp’s men lost 2-1 away from home the past game week, against Arsenal.
The loss against the Gunners once again highlighted how the newly-crowned champions are struggling to showcase their real talents on the road. It’s important for the team to beat down this criticism if they hope to have the fear factor once the next season kicks in.
They will arrive to the St. James Park determined for the three points. It helps that their opposite number are on a five-match winless run (of which three were losses), and the Magpies also had conceded a total of ten goals from their last four fixtures.
Moreover, the title-winners are on a four-match winning run against this rival, and they also had recorded 16 of the former 21 overall h2h wins. Finally, do note that the guests are on an unbeaten run at this stadium since 2015.
Considering all these factors, expect Liverpool to deliver a hard-fought win this Sunday.
Newcastle vs Liverpool: Betting Tips
Liverpool to Score in First Half @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Liverpool @ 1.44 (4/9).