Fireworks are scheduled to go high as the northwest part of England travels to the Northeast to rejuvenate the geographical rivalry between the two clubs. Newcastle and Liverpool both had a positive start to the Premier League and now they both will be looking forward to scoring a win at St. James’ Park.
Newcastle started the league with a win against Aston Villa but they lost their previous fixture against Manchester City. Football betting sites have EPL odds with them.
Liverpool started their campaign with a draw against Chelsea in their first fixture but immediately bounced back and scored a win against Bournemouth.
The Magpies will be looking forward to the home game as they witnessed a loss at the Etihad Stadium in the previous fixture. Even after a loss, Newcastle displayed a disciplined defence system with possession of 41%. The signing of Sandro Tonali from AC Milan has come out as a positive move for the club and he will be making his presence again in the starting XI. Eddie Howe will be hoping to improve the counter-attack of his team to make sure there are some goals scored in the game.
Emil Krafth (knee), Joe Willock (hamstring) and Javier Manquillo (groin) are sidelined with their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Tonali, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Barnes
A win against Bournemouth will be a huge boost for the Reds and Jurgen Klopp. However, Klopp will be disappointed with Alexis Mac Allister’s red card in the 58th minute. With possession of 65% at Anfield, Liverpool managed to score 3 goals as Luis Diaz converted an opportunity in the 28th minute. It was just 8 minted after the first goal, Mohamed Salah scored a goal in the 36th minute. Diago Jote also contributed with a goal in the 62nd minute - just four minutes after the Red Card to Allister.
In an appeal from Klopp, FA has overturned the decision of a three-match ban for Mac Allister and hence he will travel with the team to St. James’ Park.
Predicted Lineup: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Salah, Gakpo, Diaz, Nunez
Both teams carry defensive excellence and they both have displaced their strength in a well-planned attack. Newcastle, however, has the upper hand as they are playing at the home ground. We predict a draw between the two teams on Sunday.