Newcastle United vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 30 December 2020
Kick-Off at 20.00 UK
Venue: St James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.
West Bromwich Albion have shocked Jurgen Klopp and his players on Sunday night by taking one point away from Anfield. The Reds should have scored at least three or four goals in that match, but instead of that, The Baggies scored late equalizer. Mo Salah and Sadio Mane have wasted so many great opportunities, especially in the first half.
There was no massive impact on the standings though – reigning champions still have three points advantage over 2nd placed Everton FC. The last game in 2020 for Liverpool is happening on Wednesday against Newcastle United at St James’. The Magpies have been going through a rough crisis lately, so 1.25 odds on away win shouldn’t really surprise anyone.
Newcastle vs Liverpool Head-to-head
These two teams have a long tradition when it comes to h2h meetings. There were 154 encounters in the past and Liverpool have quite convincing 74-42 lead in terms of victories.
The Reds were victorious against Newcastle in the last five clashes, scoring 15 goals in those duels and conceding only four.
Newcastle’s record against Liverpool at this stadium is looking strong – 31 wins, 22 draws and 24 losses.
Newcastle vs Liverpool Prediction
Home head manager Steve Bruce is still having troubles with injured players. One of the most dangerous players Allan Saint-Maximin is still recovering and won’t be able to make an appearance against the champions, same as Dubravka and Lascelles.
The Magpies have lost big majority of games across all competitions in the last couple of weeks. Elimination from League Cup to Brentford and 2-5 loss to Leeds were especially painful. Andy Carroll had eight EPL appearances so far, and still didn’t score one single goal.
Besides abovementioned draw against WBA, Liverpool have slipped against Fulham on the road in a similar way. Victory against Crystal Palace of 7-0 was arguably the best performance of the season.
Klopp also has a lot of troubles with injured players. Basically a big majority of central defenders are sidelined. Besides Gomez and Van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota and Konstantinos Tsimikas are also on the injury list.
We will tip LFC not only to win this match against wounded hosts but also to keep a clean sheet.
Newcastle vs Liverpool Bet Tips
Away win to nil’ @ 2.10
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.61.