In the last of the Premier League games, before the International break, Newcastle take on Liverpool at St James’ Park in a game that sees Rafa Benitez face the team he managed to Champions League glory.
Match ups between these two teams have certainly provided some entertainment dating back over 20 years, since Liverpool’s memorable 4-3 win at Anfield. Both teams were going for the title and the game ebbed and flowed until Stan Collymore finally struck the winner for Liverpool in stoppage time. See Martin Tyler remember the classic game here:
With Newcastle taking a sabbatical into The Championship last year, there was no corresponding fixture, but prior to that they’ve held the upper hand in recent renewals, winning 5, losing 3 and 1 draw. Newcastle won 2-0 the season they got relegated.
Since their return to the Premier League, Newcastle’s home form has been good. They’ve won 2 and lost 1 and sit 5th in the home league table. They lost 2-0 to Spurs on the opening game of the season, but since then have bounced back with home wins over West Ham and Stoke. Last weekends loss to Brighton put an end to a 3 match winning run.
Liverpool’s away form has been mixed, with a win a draw and a loss. They started the season with a 3 all draw at Watford, then got thumped 5-0 at Man City after the last international break, but won by the odd goal in five in their most recent away match at Leicester.
There’s been plenty of goals in Liverpool’s previous away games, so it’s no surprise bet365 are as short as 4/6 in the Over 2.5 goals market. For my fun bet on the match I’ll combine that with both teams scoring, offered at evens by bet365.
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