Newcastle v Liverpool | Match Preview, Odds and Prediction
Newcastle United welcome Liverpool to St James’ Park in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon and are favourites to pick up all three points. The Magpies thrashed Aston Villa 5-1 in their league opener but suffered a narrow defeat to Manchester City in their second outing of the campaign, so they’ll be desperate to get back on track to stay in contention for Europe.
Liverpool have enjoyed a decent start to the campaign, winning one and drawing one of their two games, so they won’t want to fall short at the top by dropping points. The Reds have a great recent head-to-head record against Newcastle too, boasting four consecutive wins and no defeat in their last 13 clashes, so will the bookmakers be wrong backing the hosts?
Newcastle finished fourth in the Premier League last season, losing the joint-fewest amount of games (5) while having the joint-best defensive record (33 goals). Eddie Howe’s men beat Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James’ Park while Liverpool lost more away games (8) than they won (6), so the Magpies are 13/10 with Bet UK To Win.
Only Manchester United conceded fewer goals at home (10) than Newcastle (14), and only Man Utd have more clean sheets (17) than the Toon Army (14), so Total Away Goals Under 1.5 is 3/4 with 888 Sport. Liverpool actually boasted 1.5 goals per game on the road last season and conceded one goal extra (30), so Both Teams scored 6/13 with VBet.
The Reds struggled on the road in 2022/23 but turned things around before the season came to a close. They’re unbeaten in their last six away games, boasting three wins and two clean sheets, so Liverpool are 21/10 with Matchbook To Win.
But with no Premier League side drawing more games than Newcastle last season (14) while the Merseysiders were fourth for most stalemates on the road (5), Newcastle and Liverpool are 3/1 with William Hill To Draw. A draw with be an improvement in head-to-head outcomes for Newcastle, having lost 2-0 at St James’ Park and 2-1 at Anfield last season.
Newcastle have gone eight years without a win but may fancy their chances with how solid they’ve been at home, but who will get on the scoresheet?
Alexander Isak, who scored 10 goals in 22 league games last season and bagged two goals in two league games this campaign, is 5/1 with Bet 365 to be First Goalscorer and 31/20 with Unibet to Score Anytime. Callum Wilson, who scored 18 goals from 31 league games last season, is 11/2 with Betfair to be First Goalscorer and 8/5 with Paddy Power to Score Anytime.
Liverpool have Mohamed Salah as their danger man against Newcastle. The 31-year-old, who scored 19 goals with 12 assists from 38 league games last season, is 13/2 with SkyBet to be the First Goalscorer and 2/1 with William Hill to Score Anytime.
Darwin Nunez is also coming off the back of an impressive season. The 24-year-old, who scored 15 goals with four assists from 42 games across the board, is 8/1 with SkyBet to be the First Goalscorer and 5/2 with SkyBet to Score Anytime.
Prediction: Newcastle 1-1 Liverpool