If you’re looking for some Newcastle vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips, you are at the right place. We’re now gonna talk about the game that could potentially decide the title winner of the Premier League. If Liverpool fail to beat Newcastle on Saturday evening, it could mean that their title dreams are over. Let’s see what to expect from the battle of St. James Park!
Two more rounds are left before the season end and Newcastle have already achieved their goal, which is to stay above the relegation zone. No matter what happens in the remainder of the season, they are going to play another season in the top English flight.
They’re safe from the relegation, but can they finish much higher on the table than their current position, which is the 13th place. Well, in the best-case scenario, they would finish the season at the 11th spot, meaning that they probably won’t be too motivated on Saturday. Still, they would surely love to beat such a heavyweight team as Liverpool.
Considering how great their home form has been lately, such a thing doesn’t seem too unrealistic. This team has won 4 out of the previous 5 matches played at the St. James Park in the Premier League. Still, their record against Liverpool is far from being impressive. The last time they won against the Reds was more than four years ago.
But, does this mean our Newcastle vs Liverpool prediction is going to be in favor of the away team? Well, it all depends on how Liverpool are going to react after losing 3:0 to Barcelona in the Champions League earlier this week.
Liverpool lost to Barcelona in the first leg of their semifinal doubleheader, but they still do have a chance to get to the final. It doesn’t seem too bright, but bigger surprises have happened this season already. To get to the final, they need to prepare really well for the game at the Anfield. But, that also means that they might lose their focus in the Premier League, where they’re leading a two-horse race with Manchester City.
Right now, Man City have one point more than Liverpool, meaning that there’s no room for a mistake for the Reds. If they fail to beat Newcastle, it would probably mean that Man City are going to win the title. Unfortunately for the Reds’ fans, even if they win on Saturday evening, everything is still in the hands of the Sky Blues from Manchester.
On the bright side, Liverpool have been in a sensational form lately, especially in the Premier League. This team has won every single league game since early March. They’ve also been pretty impressive on the road, winning their previous three matches in a row.
Before we proceed to the Newcastle vs Liverpool betting tips, we still got to talk about the absentees from both squads, as well as their possible starting lineups.
- Miguel Almiron (injury)
- Sean Longstaff (injury)
- Florian Lejeune (injury)
- Roberto Firmino (doubtful)
Dubravka – Fernandez, Schar, Dummett, Manquillo, Ritchie – Heyden, Shelvey, Perez, Atsu – Rondon
Alisson – Lovren, Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Roberson – Milner, Wijnaldum, Henderson – Mane, Salah, Sturridge
Newcastle vs Liverpool Prediction
Even though Liverpool are probably already thinking about the second game with Barca, I do think they will have no problems in this match. They are just much, much better than Newcastle and I’m pretty confident they will show it.
Newcastle vs Liverpool Betting Tips
- Liverpool @1.30 (bet365)
- HT-FT 2-2 @1.95 (bwin)