Premier League is back in underway after on Saturday after the International break and first game out is league leaders Liverpool, who are hosting Newcastle at Anfield for the early kick off.
Liverpool are unbeaten with 12 points from 12 possible after the opening four games to the season and having played both Manchester City in the Community Shield as well as Chelsea in the European Super Cup Final in Istanbul, it was a warmly welcomed break for The Reds when they ended the start to the season with beating Burnley with 3-0 at Turf Moor. Below you will find the best betting tips on Liverpool v Newcastle from our top football betting expert Robyn Bylund.
Liverpool v Newcastle Betting Tips
Liverpool have also been lucky during this break with star players like Mo Salah and Sadio Mané not having to represent their countries, while a player like Xherdan Shaqiri turned his nation down to prepare at Melwood instead to prove his worth.
Alisson Becker, the UEFA Goalkeeper of The Year, that had to walk of injured on the opening day of the season has also been proving progress with his rehabilitation but should not be expected to be back already for Saturday.
Liverpool’s only question mark will probably be set to Roberto Firmino and Fabinho who are with the Brazilian national team in the US and will first arrive back in Liverpool by Wednesday night. Giving them only two very light sessions on Thursday and Friday to prepare and reboot from any jetlag.
Newcastle opened the season with a loss at home to Arsenal and were then struck with another loss as part of the Pukki Party in Norwich where the Finnish striker scored three behind The Magpies on the second round of the season.
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The black and white army did strike back however and clinched all the three points when they played Tottenham at their new Stadium and after 1-1 against Watford before the break, Steve Bruce can at least look back to a decent opening of the season, sitting on 14’th in the table.
Many of you will probably remember the last time these two teams went head to head, in a thrilling game at St James Park back in May. It was game week 37 and first, after a late winner from Divock Origi, Liverpool could collect all the three points with a 3-2 win.
The fixtures back at Anfield was of a different nature, though, where Liverpool had a 1-0 lead within only 11 minutes and then controlled the Boxing Day fixtures without any problems at all, winning 4-0 in front of a joyous crowd.
Steve Bruce have tried to build on Rafa Benitez’ mindset of a very tight and organized defence, with much of a 5-3-1-1 set up, where the wing backs stays low, and where much of the creativity is down to Miguel Almiron in a free role with Joelinton to do with a can, often left on his own.
Newcastle will come to Anfield to defend the point they have when Andre Marriner blows the whistle but with rested attackers in Sadio Mané and Mo Salah the feeling is that Liverpool will control this from the start.
Liverpool From Start To Finish
Our first bet is for Liverpool to have the lead already before the break and to then cruise on to get all the three points. It’s always tricky to find value when the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City plays at home to the teams in the same bracket of Newcastle, but we pretty much see week in and week out how they control it straight from the first whistle.
Liverpool Half Time / Full Times is our first pick at 4/7 with Bet Victor.
As mentioned, Newcastle will be facing a rested duo of Mo Salah and Sadio Mané. The latter was caught on camera in the Burnley game, upset that Salah hadn’t passed him in a situation where he thought he had a much better position than the Egyptian to score. When pundits tried to point fingers that there could be a crack what otherwise looks so much like a team in full harmony, Mané later on just laughed it all away when team mate James Milner brought it to Instagram with a comment that Sadio of course only was upset that “Millie” wasn’t coming on for the final minutes.
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The feeling is that both Mané and Salah, obviously, have a desire to contribute to the team with their goals and we’ve seen before in situations where probably Sadio would have passed Salah – and we will see this many times more around from two of the deadliest strikers in the league. And it was no coincident they shared the Golden Boot last season.
Both Of Them To Score Now
The guts tells me that both of them will be eager to set the other one up in this coming game and to bet on both to score will probably be worth the money. Mo Salah can be backed at 8/11 and Sadio Mané at 19/20 both with William Hill. This is on the Anytime Goalscorer market. And if you can combine them – let’s go!
Liverpool won’t make life very simple for Newcastle on Saturday and having – more or less – destroyed both Norwich and Arsenal already at Anfield there’s nothing that tells us The Magpies will face another fate.
4-0 To Be Repeated
4-0 was the score back on Boxing Day in 2018 when Liverpool last hosted Newcastle at Anfield and I’m ready to back that again. The only little risk, worth taking with you, is that Liverpool could start resting players if they are in a controlled lead, going into the Champions League on Tuesday with a trip to Naples in their first game.
But given we have Liverpool up by two or three already by then, there are a numerous of players who could add to that tally even if Jürgen Klopp decides to stare changing some names. Adrián will also be looking to clinch his first clean sheet in front of the Anfield faithful and what better way would it be for Liverpool to kick start the next phase of the season with a trashing of Newcastle.
So our final bet for this fixture is Liverpool to win 4-0 which can be found at 8/1 with BetVictor bookmakers.