Liverpool are set to play Newcastle United at Anfield on Wednesday in the English Premier League.
Liverpool come into this game on the back of a 9-0 win over Scott Parker's Bournemouth in their most recent league game. Braces from Colombian winger Luis Diaz and Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino, goals from young midfielder Harvey Elliott, right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk and attacker Fabio Carvalho, along with an own goal from centre-back Chris Mepham, sealed victory for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.
Newcastle United, on the other hand, drew 1-1 against Bruno Lage's Wolverhampton Wanderers in their most recent league game. A first-half goal from Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves for Wolverhampton Wanderers was canceled out by a late second-half goal from French winger Allan Saint-Maximin for Newcastle United.
Liverpool vs Newcastle United Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- In 25 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Liverpool hold the clear advantage. They have won 15 games.
- Newcastle United have won four games and drawn six.
- Liverpool will hope not to rely on Roberto Firmino a lot this season; however, the Brazilian has enjoyed a good start to the season. The 30-year old has made five goal contributions in the league so far.
- Luis Diaz has scored three league goals for Liverpool in the league this season.
- For Newcastle United, striker Callum Wilson has scored two league goals so far.
Liverpool vs Newcastle United Prediction
Liverpool have not enjoyed a good start to the season, with only one win from their first four league games. However, that lone win saw them score nine goals against a hapless Bournemouth side, so it would not be fair to write Liverpool off so early in the season.
Liverpool have been plagued by injuries so far, with midfield a particular area of concern. There has been reliance on the 36-year old James Milner, which, with all due respect to Milner's experience and leadership, does not bode well for a team aiming to compete for top honours. Therefore, it is not surprising to see Liverpool linked with midfielders like Frenkie de Jong and Ruben Neves.
Newcastle United, on the other hand, have managed to transform what was previously a fairly mundane transfer window by signing Swedish striker Alexander Isak for £63 million. Isak did not enjoy the best of seasons last time around with Real Sociedad, but there can be no denying his talent and potential.
Manager Eddie Howe will be hoping for a top-ten finish at the very least this season, and with some luck and good performances, Newcastle United could even prove to be contenders for European spots.
Liverpool will be the favorites to win this game.
Prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle United
Liverpool vs Newcastle United Betting Tips
Tip 1: Result- Liverpool
Tip 2: Mohamed Salah to score- Yes
Tip 3: Liverpool to score first- Yes