Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Rafa Benitez takes his Newcastle team to the St James’s Park looking to prevent his former club, Liverpool, from getting their hands on the Premier League title. Liverpool have an opportunity to briefly go top of the table with a victory, as the team are only two points behind Manchester City, who do not play until Monday night. Newcastle are set to finish in the bottom half of the table which is still a commendable achievement considering the less budget at the disposal of Benitez. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Newcastle’s recent form continued after a 1-1 draw against Brighton at the AMEX Stadium. Newcastle have picked up some impressive results in recent weeks and the team are unbeaten in three games.
Liverpool’s Champions League dream has suffered a major blow following a 3-0 first leg defeat against Barcelona at the Camp Nou. Liverpool remain in the hunt for the Premier League title following a 5-0 victory over Huddersfield on Friday night.
Benitez’ last match against Liverpool saw his Newcastle team suffer a 4-0 defeat at Anfield on Boxing Day. Newcastle were able to draw 1-1 in the last home game with Liverpool. Our betting tips and predictions would pick a victory for Liverpool.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Liverpool win at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
Liverpool’s away form has not been stellar while Newcastle have picked up six wins in the last seven league matches at St James’ Park. However, the Reds will be heavily motivated by the opportunity to go top of the table – albeit briefly with Manchester City only playing on Monday night. The disappointing Champions League result also places more importance on the league for Liverpool. This may be the last home game of the season for Newcastle, but our preview would pick an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Liverpool win at 1.30[/bet_tip_now]
Newcastle United vs Liverpool draw odds: 5.50
Newcastle United win odds: 9.00
Correct Score odds
Newcastle have failed to score only once at home since the middle of January. The form of players like Ayoze Perez has been brilliant, but Liverpool come on the back of a strong performance against Barcelona even if the score did not tell the whole story. Newcastle have not been so great defensively and our correct score prediction would pick a 2-1 win for the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Liverpool 2-1 win at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Liverpool have been involved in games with multiple goals in recent away games. Since the middle of March, there has been just one of the match involving the Reds that has produced less than 2.5 goals. This trend coupled with Newcastle’s lack of clean sheets makes our total goals prediction opt for more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Mohamed Salah has not particularly enjoyed playing against Newcastle within just one goal from open play against the Magpies. Jurgen Klopp has been able to extract more goals out of Sadio Mane in recent weeks and the Senegalese is just one goal behind Salah (21) in the top scorers chart at Liverpool this season. Mane has four goals in his last five games. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Sadio Mane.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Sadio Mane at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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