Newcastle United vs Liverpool predictions and betting tips for a Premier League match that will have far bigger ramifications for the visitors than it will the home side.
Newcastle United are already safe and will enjoy top flight football next campaign.
The Reds head to the North East off the back of a midweek trip to Barcelona, prompting question marks over potential fatigue.
Failing to win is simply not an option for Liverpool if they are to maintain their title challenge.
Kick-off time: 19:45pm
Date: Saturday 4 May 2019.
Venue: St. James’s Park, Newcastle
It continues to be a simple equation for Liverpool at the moment, and you very much run the risk of repeating yourself – but that’s because things haven’t changed for weeks! With Manchester City showing absolutely no signs of slowing down, the Reds have to keep plugging away and maintain pressure on the leaders by winning their remaining matches.
Unfortunately for Kopites, time – and games – are now running out fast, with Liverpool’s trip to Tyneside on Saturday now their penultimate fixture of the domestic campaign.
There have been a lot of theories about whether the Anfield faithful would prefer to win the Premier League or the Champions League but when most forms of silverware have evaded you for so long, surely sealing either would be viewed as a massive success?
It’s been thirty years since Liverpool last won the league title and they’ll be on the cusp of doing so if they beat Newcastle and City slip up this weekend. One thing we can be sure of, though is, that the Merseysiders will approach this encounter in the same way they do every other game – at lightning pace.
I can’t believe the price available on the away side being ahead at the interval here given how quickly they’re normally out of the blocks. You can get almost even money on Liverpool leading at half-time, which looks a steal for our Newcastle vs Liverpool predictions, given that Newcastle actually have very little to play for.
Elsewhere, joint-top scorer Mo Salah is 11/10 to register anytime at St. James’s. The Egyptian has enjoyed another stellar campaign in front of goal and is level with Sergio Aguero and teammate Sadio Mane in the Premier League charts. Can he pull away here?
There’s a devil inside some observers who have suggested that Rafa Benitez might be prepared to do his former side a little favour here, although I personally cannot subscribe to that theory. The Spaniard is and always has been the consummate professional and he certainly won’t want to help a rival manager achieve what he couldn’t whilst in the Liverpool hot seat.
I can see the Reds emerging victorious all the same, and it won’t be without some more serious hard graft. Liverpool have come through some nervy moments in recent matches but at the end of the day securing the three points is the only thing that really matters. For the last of our Newcastle vs Liverpool betting tips, I can see the visitors making the trip back across the country with another win under their belts, with a 2-0 scoreline standing out.
Read More: See our Premier League betting tips for this weekend’s other games and our acca for the top flight.
Newcastle to win – 8/1
Draw – 9/2
Liverpool to win – 4/11