Kick-off: 1945, 04/05/2019
Stadium: St James’ Park
TV: Sky Sports
Liverpool do not have a good record at St James’ Park but simply cannot afford to slip up when facing Newcastle there this Saturday night.
The Red Devils need another positive result to keep the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table and any kind of victory will suffice on Tyneside.
We’re taking 13/5 for Jurgen Klopp’s side to prevail by a one-goal margin for our first Newcastle vs Liverpool prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Of course, Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez will be in no mood to do his former club any favours and United do go into this game in decent form.
They followed up wins over Leicester and Southampton by drawing 1-1 at Brighton, with Ayoze Perez bagging all five of their goals in those games.
The Spanish forward did limp off in the first half at Amex Stadium due to a hip problem, though, and that will be a concern, especially with record signing Miguel Almiron already sidelined.
Benitez is also still waiting to hear from the club about his future, with his contract set to expire in the summer, so everything in the St James’ Park garden is far from rosy.
This is the kind of fixture where such things may catch up with the Magpies, so 31/4 for a 2-1 away win takes the eye from the Newcastle vs Liverpool odds.
Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Dummett, Schar, Fernandez, Manquillo, Shelvey, Ritchie, Hayden, Atsu, Rondon, Perez.
Magpies skipper Jamaal Lascelles returns after illness, leaving Florian Lejeune, Sean Longstaff (both knee ligaments) and full-back DeAndre Yedlin (groin) on the injury list.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool have picked up just two points from their last four Premier League trips to this venue and must return there on the back of a 3-0 Champions League loss at Barcelona in midweek.
However, Klopp remained upbeat regarding his side’s overall performance at Camp Nou, where they took the game to Barca for long periods.
Roberto Firmino had a shot cleared off the line, Mohamed Salah hit the post on the rebound and James Milner fired straight at the keeper at the end of another promising move.
“As a manager, what I judge on is how we played and I am completely happy and proud of the boys,” insisted Klopp.
“I think it was the best Champions League game we played not only this year but last year as well. Against a side like this, playing this kind of football, I was completely happy.”
The Reds will also take heart from having won seven straight Premier League matches, as well as beating Newcastle 4-0 at Anfield on Boxing Day.
Xherdan Shaqiri scored in that contest and could get a chance to shine here if Klopp feels the need to bring in fresh legs.
The Swiss star appeals at 5/1 to score the last goal in the match to finish off our Newcastle vs Liverpool betting tips.
Last Liverpool line-up: Alisson, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Matip, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Mane, Salah.
Firmino is unlikely to be risked due to a thigh problem. Midfielder Naby Keita’s season has been ended by a groin injury.
Brighton 1-1 NEWCASTLE – Ayoze Perez
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