The Premier League action is back in town and on Saturday and the blockbuster game this week is between Newcastle United and Liverpool. Newcastle and Liverpool will come face-to-face on 18th February at St. James Park.
Both the clubs are at a different tangent in the Premier League point table and the fixture is expected to be an absolute thriller. And according to bookmakers odds, both teams are almost evenly matched.
Newcastle have completely revived their game in the ongoing season of the Premier League. They are currently at the fourth spot in the points table. Liverpool have witnessed a major dip in their overall performance. The team is struggling a bit but their win against Everton last time around would have done their confidence a world of good.
The fixture between the Magpies and the Reds will be a tight one and the match will end in 1-1 draw.
The betting tip is...
The match to end in a draw
The Magpies have seen a sudden drop in form after witnessing two consecutive draws. Their last two games against West Ham and Bournemouth ended up in a draw and the points were distributed equally. With 41 points and ten wins, Newcastle are in fourth position. They are in close competition with Tottenham as there is only a two-point difference between the two.
Manquillo, Targett, Willock, and Kraft won’t be part of the starting XI because of their injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Pope (GK), Trippier, Schär, Burn, Botman, Almirón, Willock, Longstaff, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton & Isak
This is going to be the first time in a long time that Liverpool are likely to miss out on the Champions League spot. They have struggled throughout the season and now the team has lost hope for the title win. The Reds are coming to play at St. James Park after scoring a home win against Everton. They will be confident enough to score an away win against Newcastle.
Thiago, Diaz, Melo and Konate are in the injury room and won’t be travelling to St. James Park.
Predicted Lineup: Alisson (GK), Matip, Robertson, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Bajčetić, Henderson, Fabinho, Salah, Gakpo & Núñez
Newcastle are a tough team to beat at their home ground and haven't lost a single game at their home this season. Although Liverpool are a superior side, Magpies have been a tough nut to crack this season. We expect a tight encounter with the final score being 1-1.