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Liverpool vs Newcastle United Prediction and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
29 December 2023, 13:56

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The year 2024 will start with a series of top matches in the Premier League, and chief among them is the clash between Liverpool and Newcastle United on Monday, January 1. The game at Anfield will kick off at 8 pm local time.

Following Arsenal’s home defeat to West Ham, the Reds have established themselves as the sole leaders in the Premier League. The visitors, meanwhile, are far behind in the title race but can still hope for European qualification spots if they manage to improve their performances, something to discuss further in our Liverpool vs Newcastle United prediction.

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Liverpool are first in the standings with 42 points after 19 matches, two points above the nearest competitor. Jurgen Klopp’s men have scored 39 and conceded 16 goals in the 2023/24 league campaign.

In the recent five Premier League encounters, the Reds have recorded three wins and two draws. They have been undefeated in the league since September.

Also important for the Liverpool vs Newcastle United tips is the fact that the hosts may recover Thiago and Andrew Robertson in time for the clash. However, Joel Matip, Stefan Bajcetic, Alexis Mac Allister, Ben Doak and Konstantinos Tsimikas are expected to continue on the sidelines.

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Newcastle United are only ninth in the Premier League, having amassed 29 points in 19 games. The Magpies have a goal difference of 37 scored and 25 conceded. Finishing last in their UEFA Champions League group, the Toon needs to work hard in the second half of the season to secure European football next term.

In the recent five league matches, Newcastle have registered one win and four losses. The visitors' downturn in results is heavily linked with their injuries, as they are currently missing key starters such as Harvey Barnes, Nick Pope and others. Besides, Sandro Tonali is suspended over his involvement in illegal gambling.

Comparing the recent forms of the two teams, it is no surprise that the Liverpool vs Newcastle United odds are this one-sided.

Betting Tips Liverpool vs Newcastle United

Liverpool win

Jumping right into our first Liverpool vs Newcastle United prediction, we believe the hosts will get the full points on Monday. Bet365 offers 1.45 odds on a win for the Reds.

The last time the Magpies got a positive result on the road was on October 28 when Newcastle drew 2-2 with Wolves. Since then, it has been four straight defeats for Eddie Howe’s men. Breaking this poor spell against England’s best team in 2023/24 will be a very difficult task.

Moreover, we expect Liverpool to be especially motivated on Monday since they have the chance to cement their spot as league leaders. The Reds should know from past experience that title races in England get very competitive, and you cannot dismiss Manchester City (and perhaps Arsenal too) until the very end, so every match is a must-win.

Over 2.5 goals

Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp are often associated with entertaining attacking football, although the recent games do not quite qualify. As such, there have been three goals or more in just one of their last five Premier League outings. 

Newcastle’s situation is the exact opposite. The Toon finished fourth last term by playing a conservative brand of football with an emphasis on defence. However, their last matches have been anything but. There have been three goals or more in four of their recent five league games. The 1-0 loss to Luton Town, a team battling relegation, is the only exception.

Whereas Liverpool have not scored too much in recent matches, we expect them to go all out on Monday. Newcastle, with all the due respect, are not in the right shape to stop the Reds from scoring above the norm. The odds on over 2.5 odds stand at 1.44 on Bet365.

Mohamed Salah to score anytime

And since we are speaking about goals, we cannot go without mentioning Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s main man in attack in recent years. The Egypt international is keeping up the good form and has scored 12 goals and provided seven assists in 19 Premier League appearances in 2023/24.

Salah is currently involved in the Golden Boot race in England. Only Erling Haaland, with 14 strikes, is ahead of the Liverpool forward. Thus, besides wanting to help his team, the 31-year-old will have personal reasons to try and get on the scoresheet this Monday.

Bet365 give 1.90 odds on Mo scoring anytime at Anfield against Newcastle. Salah’s recent form includes two goals in the recent five league matches, as he scored against Arsenal and Crystal Palace. Newcastle and their poor defence look like the perfect next victim.

Please remember to always gamble responsibly. Our Liverpool vs Newcastle United tips are only suggestions, not a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement in the end.