Liverpool vs Newcastle Prediction, Preview, Team News and Betting Tips
Liverpool vs Newcastle Premier League
Despite losing two points in the dying minutes of their Monday draw at Leeds, Liverpool remain firmly in the top-four picture. Now, they will aim to build on a first Premier League (PL) home win of 2021 (W 2-1, Apr 10), while also arresting a trend where they’ve trailed 1-0 at HT in four straight PL home games, three of which saw the goal come between the 40th minute and HT.
Perhaps needing a tonic after European elimination, and the fallout from developing news of the fledgling ‘ESL’, Liverpool face an opponent against whom they boast a strong recent history at home. The ‘Reds’ have won 83.33% of their last 24 home league clashes vs Newcastle (W20, D4), with 70% of those victories coming after a won first half.
Newcastle United won a thriller last weekend (3-2) despite losing the second half 2-1, via late goals in quick succession (73’, 80’). The win put their points per game average at 1.09, setting them on course for 41 points – enough to survive in all of the 17 PL seasons before this.
The visitors have lost four of their last seven away league games, with each loss seeing the ‘Magpies’ lose one half by a 2-0 score line. Defeat seems almost inevitable, but for the benefit of those expecting a miraculous first league win at Anfield since April 1994, seven of Newcastle’s last eight PL victories (home / away) have seen the decider arrive beyond the hour mark.
Players to score: Sadio Mané scored a first-half brace for Liverpool in last season’s corresponding H2H (W 3-1), and each of his three prior goal scoring games vs Newcastle have produced a two-goal margin win. In opposition, Joseph Willock has seen each of his three goals for Newcastle come during matches producing over 3.5 goals.
Hot stat: Four (57.14%) of Liverpool’s last seven PL home H2H victories have seen them beat a second-half handicap.
Prediction: Liverpool  vs  Newcastle