Premier League betting – Newcastle vs Liverpool
Newcastle vs Liverpool betting preview
Newcastle Form: WLDLDL League Position: 12th
It’s been quite a week for Newcastle after they controversially sacked manager Chris Hughton on Monday, despite taking them up from the Championship last season and keeping them clear of the relegation zone. He was then replaced by Alan Pardew on Thursday morning, who was sacked as manager of Southampton in August this year. But the new boss will have a tough first test against a Liverpool side coming off the back of a 3-0 win against Aston Villa. One of the first things that the new boss will need to look at is the amount of goals conceded, after The Magpies let in 9 in their last three games. They do however, have striker Andy Caroll who already has 9 league goals to his name this season, and the young England striker is a great price at 6/1 with Coral to open the scoring.
Midfielder Joey Barton is set to make his return to the first team after a three game suspension and a hamstring injury, while goalkeeper Steve Harper is also pushing for a return after injury. They will however, still be without Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson who are banned and Ryan Taylor who is injured while Kevin Nolan remains a doubt.
Liverpool Form: WDLWLW League Position: 8th
Although Liverpool will go into their game against Newcastle on Saturday evening on the back of a 3-0 win against Villa last time out, their form of late has still been very up and down. They went down against Tottenham and Stoke last month, despite good wins against West Ham and Chelsea. Although they go into the match with Newcastle favourites and best priced at 11/10 with Stan James. Star striker Fernando Torres has struggled to find the net this season but the Spaniard is Liverpool’s top league scorer with 5 goals and worth a bet at 5/1 with SkyBet to score 2 or more goals, given Newcastle’s recent leaky defence. Steven Gerard will continue to miss out through injury and the England midfielder will be sorely missed, with defenders Jamie Carragher and Daniel Agger also missing out.
Match Prediction: DRAW Best priced at 5/2 with Victor Chandler
Liverpool have been very unpredictable in the last few weeks with some good results and some slip ups, leaving this one hard to call. The trip to St James’ park will be even harder for Roy Hodgson as he will be without two of his key players in Gerard and Carragher. While Newcastle have only won 1 of their last 6 but they have earned a good win away at Arsenal and a draw at home to Chelsea. The sacking of popular Manager Chris Hughton has also not been met with the best reaction by the players and may leave new man Alan Pardew with plenty to prove. A correct score of 1-1 is looking the best bet at 6/1 with Sky Bet as these two sides may just cancel each other out.
Draw – 6/1 with Sky Bet
Fernando Torres and Andy Carroll to both score – 5/1 Paddy Power
Half time score of Newcastle winning 1-0 – 11/2 Blue Square
By Sam Markham
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