Newcastle v Liverpool Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 04/05/19
Ben Swain (@Swaaainn) previews Newcastle v Liverpool and provides us with his best bets for Saturday’s important fixture involving the title race, by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Newcastle v Liverpool Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 04/05/19
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: St James’ Park
- Channel: Sky Sports
Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle stand in the way of his former side, Liverpool’s charge towards the title./././..;
Liverpool’s silverware hopes hit a hurdle on Wednesday night in the Champions League as they fell to a 3-0 defeat away at Barcelona.
In the league, Liverpool last dropped points on the 3rd March against Merseyside rivals, Everton.
They now sit 1 point behind league leaders Manchester City, in the league.
During that period, Liverpool have beaten Tottenham, Chelsea, and won 5-0 in their most recent match, when they hosted Huddersfield.
Newcastle were heading for their 3rd league win on the bounce until Pascal Gross’s 75th minute equaliser in their last match.
Their recent form has secured their Premier League status already with two games remaining.
Key forward, Miguel Almiron will miss the rest of the season due to an injury.
Sean Longstaff and Florian Lejeune are the other unavailable players for the home side.
Naby Keita is out for the rest of the season due to injury.
Adam Lallane is also sidelined due to an injury.
Potential Newcastle Starting XI: Dubravka, Ritchie, Dummett, Lascelles, Fernandes, Yedlin, Diame, Hayden, Ki, Perez, Rondon
Potential Liverpool Starting XI: Allison, Robertson, Van Dijk, Matip, Gomez, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Shaqiri
Head To Head
- Played 151; Newcastle wins: 42, Liverpool wins: 71
Key Stats & Facts
- Benitez has never beaten his former club, since he left (Chelsea: 1 draw, Newcastle: 2 draws, 2 losses).
- Newcastle 10/1
- Draw 17/4
- Liverpool 4/11
Benitez’s record against his former side isn’t great, especially as of late, and I can see a similar story in this one.
Benitez’s usually resilient defence isn’t much of a guard against this modern Liverpool attack either. Having failed to score in either of the last two meetings, Newcastle have conceded 6 (2-0, 4-0), and despite a recent upturn in form infront of goal, Newcastle will miss one important player while under the kosh.
Almiron has provided an outlet for direct balls and without him, I can hardly see Newcastle getting a foothold in the game to pose many attacks.