Liverpool vs Newcastle United Live English Premier League Match on Date: Wednesday, 26 December 2018, Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET at Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)
This weekend was fantastic for Liverpool, who scored four points ahead of defending champion Man City in the race for the title. The Reds had no problem calming the Wolves on Friday night at Molineux, while Mohamed Salah opened the scoring after 18 minutes of play. Virgil van Dijk confirmed the victory midway through the second half. While the citizens collapsed at home against Crystal Palace the next day after losing 2.3 points, Liv’pool is now healthy by four points behind Pep Guardiola’s men.
The hosts have won six consecutive victories in all competitions and seem to have found the right rhythm before the festivities. Jurgen Klopp knows that this period could be crucial for his team’s title ambitions. There is no doubt that he will motivate his boys to continue making great efforts for the next period. We could see some changes in the first alignment of Liv’pool since the team has two very complicated games against Arsenal and Man City to come. Xerdan Shaqiri, who made the difference against Manchester United two weeks ago, was in Wolf’s match and we hope to see him on the starting line here.
Liverpool vs Newcastle United: Face to face
- Liverpool had won four points in two games with the Magpies in the previous Premier League period (1-1 and 2-0).
- They have completely dominated this game at Anfield, winning 48 wins, 16 draws and 11 losses at home against 75 at home against Newcastle.
- Five of the last six H2H games have had less than three goals scored.
Liverpool vs Newcastle United: Prediction
Newcastle United moved up to 15th in the EPL standings after scoring four points in the last two rounds. They kept the white sheets back to back against Huddersfield Town and Fulham, but Rafa Benitez could have expected more from his offensive team that scored just one goal in the process.
The Magpies usually have the second lowest attack record in the league so far. They will be by far the best defense in the league. That’s why the white sheet of Liverpool seems to the best option to bet, with a score of 1.66. The Reds have allowed just two goals in eight home starts this season.
Given that the H2H record suggests that we could be in a low-performance competition, we can hardly ignore the odds of 1.72 offered for the best of fewer than 3.5 goals of FT, which Klopp expects Minutes of rest to his attack trio (Salah, Mane, Firmino).
Liverpool vs Newcastle United: betting tips
- The Liverpool must keep a blank sheet at 1.66 (4/6)
- Less than 3.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11)