Newcastle United vs Liverpool Preview, Betting Tips and Odds.

Newcastle United vs Liverpool Preview, Betting Tips and Odds.

Newcastle United vs Liverpool predictions for Sunday’s Premier League match at St.

Newcastle hoping to finish season on a high
With only a limited positional shuffle on the final day possible for Newcastle United on Sunday, the Magpies have a chance to relax and play with freedom when newly crowned Liverpool visit St. James’ Park.

Newcastle, locked in 13th spot cannot climb the standings with a win, though they could conceivably drop one place to 14th if results go against them this weekend.

However, the Magpies, hovering in mid-table limbo, have been played with the air of a team lacking in motivation in recent weeks, losing three and drawing the other two of their most recent five top flight tussles since the beginning of the month.

Steve Bruce won’t be too concerned about his team’s late-season regression however, having won the Tyneside faithful over in the last 12 months in the face of continued takeover speculation.

Newcastle, whose success has been built on well-drilled defensive organisation this term, have even developed a keener attacking edge in the season’s final months under Bruce, hitting the net in all but two of their last nine Premier League outings overall.

Liverpool celebrate in style
Liverpool kicked off their title coronation in style in mid-week with a rip-roaring 5-3 win over Chelsea at Anfield, after a mesmerising Merseyside contest marked by some spectacular Reds’ goals.

There might be a few sore heads in the Reds’ ranks ahead of their trip to Newcastle, though Liverpool have shown enough professionalism since being crowned champions to suggest that they will push for another victory.

Liverpool however, won just once in their last seven assignments on the road in all competitions, though they will be determined to finish their away campaign on a positive note on Sunday. Having emerged as victors from each of their last four meetings with Newcastle, the Reds will be favourites to triumph.

Goals at both ends anticipated
With key defence minded quartet Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Isaac Hayden and Ciaran Clark all absent for Newcastle through injury, the Magpies should find it extremely tough to keep a lid on Liverpool’s dynamic frontline this weekend.

However, the Reds’ defensive standards have been slipping in recent weeks, as evidenced by their return of just one clean sheet in six games since their Premier League title was confirmed, and we think a consolation goal is on offer for Newcastle on Sunday.

As a result of their depreciating defensive performances, both teams scored in each of Liverpool’s last four Premier League run outs, and goals at either end are anticipated again at St. James’ Park on Sunday.

Newcastle found the net in each of their last four home matches, though they failed to win the most recent three of those, and with their aforementioned injury crisis at the back telling, we think Liverpool should have too much firepower for their hosts.

With those factors in mind, the Liverpool and both teams to score combination is fancied for Sunday’s final day skirmish, while our correct score prediction points towards a 2-1 away win.

Jurgen Klopp’s relentless Reds have been efficient goalscorers this season, netting exactly two goals on 14 separate Premier League occasions this term – and two more strikes should be enough to see off a Newcastle outfit that notches a single goal in two of their last three at St. James’ Park.

Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Mohamed Salah
Prolific Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah has saved some of his best work for Liverpool’s games against Newcastle in recent seasons.

The ex-Chelsea star scored in each of his last four appearances against the Magpies, notching his most recent effort against them in September’s reverse league fixture between the clubs at Anfield.

With just two goals in his last six starts for Liverpool, Salah will want to finish his season with a bang, and the 28-year-old, who need just one more goal to complete a 20-goal haul for the campaign, looks primed to register.

Newcastle United vs Liverpool team news
Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Isaac Hayden, Ciaran Clark and Sean Longstaff have all been ruled out for Newcastle, while doubts remain over the fitness of Florian Lejuene and Emil Krafth.

Steve Bruce will have to patch up his team as best he can for the visit of Liverpool, and that could see Danny Rose playing as an unorthodox centre half for the second game in a row.

Newcastle United predicted line-up: Dubravka – Krafth, Fernandez, Rose – Manquillo, Shelvey, Bentaleb, Almiron, Ritchie – Saint-Maximin, Gayle

Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip are still in the treatment room for Liverpool, though Jurgen Klopp has a fit and strong squad to choose from elsewhere.

The German has resisted the temptation to rotate his team too much since the Reds were crowned champions, though Sunday represents another opportunity for fringe and young players to get minutes.

Nevertheless, expect a close to full strength Newcastle team at St. James’ Park.

Liverpool predicted line-up: Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson – Fabinho, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain – Salah, Mane, Firmino
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