Liverpool vs Newcastle Premier League Predictions

Premier League Liverpool vs Newcastle
Liverpool vs Newcastle Premier League

Wednesday December 26th, 15:00

The Premier League has a full schedule of fixtures this Boxing Day with one of the most important taking place between title-chasing Liverpool and Newcastle United in a game the hosts are strong favourites to win.

Predictions

Liverpool’s Premier League form this season has been remarkable and they top the league table going into the packed Christmas fixture list.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten through their opening 17 league games, accumulating 14 victories and being held to just three draws – all by sides who are also in the league’s top five.

However, this comes in the midst of a testing run which includes a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers and a vital visit to title favourites Manchester City early in the New Year.

Rafael Benitez returns to Merseyside with his Newcastle side, whose form has improved in recent weeks – they are unbeaten in their last four away games – and who despite sitting in 14th, are just four points from the relegation zone.

The hosts will be favourites to continue their unbeaten run due to possessing home advantage, superior form and quality over Newcastle.

The home side are favourites to win this game although it may not be overly comfortable due to the visitors’ conservative approach – a 3-1 triumph for the Reds would appear a likely outcome from it.

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Betting Tips

The Swiss international is likely to start due to rotation in Liverpool’s team in their packed run of fixtures, and that he possesses the technical skill and ingenuity to open-up a deep-lying defence. Four of the 27-year-old’s five league goals this season have come at Anfield, with all four of those in his last four games.

Four of Liverpool’s last seven home games have produced this outcome – the Reds have the league’s strongest defensive record while Newcastle possess the seventh strongest defence in the league this campaign. The Magpies are likely to show little attacking ambition and the hosts will need to be patient to carve out opportunities. This is among the best online betting odds for the matchday.

Statistics

Head to Head

Liverpool triumphed 2-0 at Anfield in the same fixture last season as Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both netted. However, Newcastle held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw at St. James’ Park while the previous Magpies visit to Merseyside, in April 2016, finished 2-2.

Stats

  • Liverpool are now the only side undefeated in this season’s Premier League after Manchester City lost at Chelsea earlier this month.
  • Liverpool have the strongest defensive record in the division (seven goals conceded) while 12 clubs have conceded more than Newcastle, including Arsenal and Manchester United.
  • Liverpool have dropped just two points from their eight home games to date this season, while Newcastle have accumulated just 10 points from their eight matches on the road.
  • Newcastle are undefeated in their last four away matches, accumulating eight points in that run.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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