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Totals Best Bet in Newcastle vs Liverpool Showdown

Game of the Week in the English Premier League

The English Premier League just started but we already have a match with the potential of becoming an instant classic. Why? Because Newcastle and Liverpool are among the Premier League betting favorites to win the league title. The Reds are offering a +900 price while the Magpies are +1400.

As if that wasn’t enough, Newcastle comes in as the betting online underdogs despite playing at home. Don’t forget that they opened the season with a 5-1 victory at St. James Park.


Newcastle Always Solid Pick at Home

Last week, Newcastle put up a good fight at Etihad Stadium against Manchester City but still lost 1-0. The Magpies couldn’t control Julian Alvarez, who scored in the first half. Plus, they only took one shot on target. In other words, they were playing for a draw.

Things were completely different a week ago when they had no trouble fulfilling their role as favorites in the Premier League lines against Aston Villa at home. The Magpies won 5-1 with Alexander Isak as Player of the Match after scoring a brace.

Including last season, Newcastle only lost two of their last 15 games at home. As if that wasn’t enough, they’re offering a +115 price, which gives you the chance of winning $115 per every $100 wagered. You won’t see the Magpies offering such a price often during this season, especially when playing at home.

Finally, Isak, Anthony Gordon and Miguel Almiron have the potential to become the best attacking trio in the league. They’re the main reason for Newcastle’s total to be set at 1½ goals with the over offering a -125 price.

Liverpool Live Underdog

You can stop looking because you won’t find a more tempting underdog than Liverpool. First of all, the Reds already visited a title contender and managed to win a point. It was in the season opener against Chelsea. The match at Stamford Bridge finished 1-1.

Second, the Reds defeated Bournemouth 3-1 in the second fixture despite playing pretty much the entire second half with 10 players. Alexis Mac Allister was sent off. Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota were the scorers.

You should keep in mind that the Reds came from behind and finished with 26 shots in total. In other words, we’re talking about one of the best attacking units in the sport. Plus, the team’s chemistry is second to none.

Individually, if Newcastle has Isak, Liverpool has Salah. He has scored 19+ goals in each of the last six EPL seasons. On top of that, he’s offering a +185 price to score at any time.

Finally, the Reds are offering a +205 price in the Premier League odds to win straight up, which gives you the chance of winning $205 per every $100 wagered. Like with Newcastle, you won’t see Liverpool offering such a price often during the season.

Newcastle Forgot How to Defeat Liverpool

If you found Doc Brown’s DeLorean and want to relive Newcastle’s last victory over Liverpool, you would have to travel to December 2015. Last season, the Magpies failed to even win a point against the Reds since the first match finished 2-1 and the second 2-0.

You can forget about a blowout, though. The goal-difference hasn’t exceeded two in their last five meetings. That’s why the total for Sunday’s clash is set at three goals with the under offering a -118 price in the sportsbook.

Newcastle vs Liverpool Soccer Information

  • Match: Newcastle vs Liverpool
  • Date/time: Sunday, Aug 27, 11:30 a.m. ET
  • Location: St. James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newcastle vs Liverpool Stream: fuboTV

Newcastle vs Liverpool Betting Lines

Team Handicap Moneyline Total Team Total
Newcastle United pk, -½ -112 +115 O3, 3½-102 O1½-125


Liverpool pk, +½ -108 +205 U3, 3½-118 O1½+108


Draw +290


The odds in this chart are posted on the time of publication of the article. They are subject to change without previous notice.

Newcastle vs Liverpool Betting Picks

First, I expect goals. Enough for the total to go over three, which is offering a -102 price. Second, I expect both teams to score, which is offering a -225 price. Third, with Isak and Salah getting all the attention, I like Miguel Almiron and Luis Diaz to score. Both are offering a +275 price. Don’t worry, I know it’s quite a lot, so I’m going to sum it up in a draw and the total going over 3½.

Newcastle vs Liverpool Match Detail

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