Liverpool’s quest for a historic quadruple continues this weekend with a tough trip to Newcastle in what should be a closer match than the odds suggest. You can live-bet on the English Premier League action by using our sportsbook.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Premier League odds for Newcastle vs Liverpool. We’ve plenty of soccer predictions for you to consider.
Newcastle: Impressive Run of Form
Things have been looking up for Newcastle lately as the club has gone on an incredible run of form since the turn of the year and climbed up to ninth in the standings following their victory over bottom-side Norwich. That is something that would have been beyond belief just a few months back when the club was fighting to avoid relegation.
Back in October 2021, a takeover of Newcastle United by a consortium consisting of PCP Capital Partners, Reuben Brothers, and the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia was successfully concluded. Eddie Howe was appointed as manager in the weeks after the takeover. They had a flurry of activity throughout January, a clear statement of intent from the new owners. They spent more than $113m during the January transfer window, which has certainly helped them rise up the table.
They enter this clash on the back of four wins in a row. What is even more impressive is the fact that they have achieved this amazing run despite having several of their key players sidelined through injury. A top-half finish is certainly manageable, which would be huge considering their relegation troubles during this campaign.
Callum Wilson, Isaac Hayden, Jamal Lewis, and Kieran Trippier remain on the sidelines through injury while Ryan Fraser is doubtful for this clash. After scoring a brace against Norwich, Joelinton is set to lead the attacking line against Liverpool. Despite their amazing run of form, it’s risky to include Newcastle in our soccer picks and parlays given the difference in quality between the two sides.
Liverpool: Best Team in Europe
A third Champions League final in five years is in sight for Liverpool after their 2-0 win in the first leg of the semifinals, secured after an own-goal by Pervis Estupinan and a nice goal by Sadio Mane two minutes into the second half. Liverpool, still on course for an unprecedented quadruple of major trophies, easily overcame the limited challenge of Villarreal. The second leg takes place on Tuesday night and only a major surprise will prevent the English giants from reaching the final.
In the second half, Jurgen Klopp used the two-goal lead opportunity to take a number of key players off early, with a potentially tough clash against Newcastle sandwiched between the two legs. The Reds are sitting just one point behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and can’t afford to drop points in the remaining five games of the domestic season. In such a tight title race and busy schedule, you must have an amazing bench and Liverpool has it. Last weekend, Divock Origi came off the bench scoring one of the two goals in the 2-0 win against Everton.
Klopp is probably the happiest manager in Europe because he can always shuffle the line and have the same quality on the pitch. If you’re betting online, it’s very important to understand how smart Liverpool is performing this term. They enter every single match all guns blazing trying to solve it as early as possible.
Newcastle vs Liverpool Head-to-Head
Liverpool’s win against Everton made it 12 wins in their last 13 Premier League matches to keep them one point behind leaders Manchester City. The Reds outscored their opponents 33-4 over those 13 games, keeping 10 clean sheets in the process. Liverpool won 10 of the 11 away league games in which they’ve scored first. They netted 40 goals in 16 away games while allowing just 15. They are unbeaten against Newcastle in the last 10 mutual encounters between the two sides, winning six in the process, including the 3-1 triumph in the reverse fixture. On the other side, Newcastle won their last six home fixtures, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Newcastle vs Liverpool Game Information
- Game: Newcastle (11-10-13) vs Liverpool (24-7-2)
- Location: St. James’ Park (Newcastle)
- Day/Time: Saturday, 7:30 a.m. ET
- Live stream: fubo.tv
Newcastle vs Liverpool Betting Lines
Newcastle vs Liverpool Predictions
The visitors enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -235 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
The clash against Villarreal is the perfect example of how Liverpool will approach their final games of the season. No matter how good your squad is, you should always shuffle the players because it’s impossible to perform at your highest level every three days. And let’s not forget that every match is a must-win for the Reds.
Newcastle will have a defensive approach, giving away the ball and trying to strike on the break. Liverpool won’t risk and will wait for the perfect moment to find the back of the net. They have many players capable of winning a match on their own. We expect them to win but for higher odds, we will combine the winning market with the goals one.
Pick: Liverpool and Under 3½ goals (+110)