Liverpool host Newcastle United on Saturday night and most football fans will be expecting a comfortable Reds victory in this fixture. Jurgen Klopp’s side have lost just one of their last 21 matches in all competitions at Anfield and 888sport are offering 1/5 on Liverpool to pick up another win against the struggling Magpies.
Rafa Benitez’s side are faced with the difficult task of stopping Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah – underdog backers can get 23/4 for a draw whilst Newcastle are priced at 13/1 for a shock win. Check out our top tips on the action below; the Reds will fancy their chances and goals could be on the cards…
Relentless Reds To Run Riot
Liverpool are averaging 2.9 goals per game at home and another dominant Reds performance looks likely. Punters can back Klopp’s men at 13/20 to score in both halves but the 27/20 for Liverpool to win both halves carries more appeal.
Salah has been outstanding this season – the Egypt international has scored 12 goals in his last 12 Liverpool appearances. Valued at 29/10 to open the scoring on Saturday night, Salah is well priced to bag his 32nd goal of the campaign.
But the best bet of all is for Liverpool to score three or more goals. Currently a 3/4 shot with 888sport, Klopp’s men are more than capable of running riot; it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the Reds score a couple of goals in the first half.
Magpies Prone To Capitulation
We’ve seen Newcastle capitulate away from home time and time again – the travelling fans will be hoping for a change in fortune here. The Magpies were two up against Bournemouth but threw that lead away. It is time to make amends with a positive result…
Benitez will have a game plan though; you can be sure of that. Getting through the first 15 minutes is vital for Newcastle – an early goal will give Liverpool the impetus to push on and dominate. Under 1.5 goals at 7/10 is a price worth considering.
Attack is usually Newcastle’s best form of defence and the Magpies should go at Liverpool whenever the opportunity arises. Dropping too deep and inviting the Reds to attack would be a bad idea; Benitez may give his troops the green light to go at this shaky Liverpool defence.
I expect Liverpool to dominate proceedings from start to finish but Newcastle are certainly capable of nicking a goal. The Reds have conceded in each of their previous six fixtures at Anfield whilst Benitez’s men have scored in five of their last six away games. Sparks tend to fly when these two teams take to the field...
With that in mind, opting for Liverpool to win and both teams to score at 8/5 is a decent option. I prefer the 3/4 for three or more home goals though…
LIVERPOOL 3-1 Newcastle United (Priced at 17/2 with 888sport)
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*