Newcastle vs Liverpool : 04/30/22 01:30 PM
Tip Newcastle – Liverpool
Newcastle United’s recent rise is set for a stern test when they play host to title-chasing Liverpool. The two sides have been doing well lately and going into this game hosts Newcastle United are ninth on 43 points while Liverpool are second on 79 points. In the first leg of the season, Newcastle were serious relegation candidates but as things stand, they’ve already secured their stay in the top flight. That was achieved in the 3-0 win over Norwich in their last game. That was their fourth straight win and third clean sheet in four matches. They have a good home run, going into this game on five straight wins at St. James’ Park. They have however registered no win in their last 10 matches against Liverpool. In the first meeting this season, Liverpool came from behind to win 3-1 at Anfield with goals from Diogo Jota, Mo Salah and Trent Alexander after Jonjo Shelvey’s early opener for Newcastle. One player who has really excelled in this fixture is Salah; the Liverpool forward has netted six times in the last eight meetings.
Liverpool head into this game just a point behind Manchester City and looking to go above the champions in the title chase. It follows that this is a very important game for the Reds and they can go top for at least a few hours, as City play later on Saturday. They are in great form; unbeaten in 11 matches, having won nine of them. The only times they’ve seemed shaky in that run were against Manchester City and Benfica in the Champions League. Those two games ended 2-2 and 3-3 respectively. The Reds are coming from another good showing, in the Champions League, where they beat Villarreal 2-0 in the first leg of their semifinal tie. With that result, Liverpool registered a third straight clean sheet and fourth straight win. In eight of their last 10 league matches, Liverpool have scored two or more goals and they go into this game with eight clean sheets in 10 league matches.
Key points Newcastle – Liverpool
Liverpool have eight clean sheets in 10 league games.
Liverpool are unbeaten in five away league games.
Newcastle United are unbeaten in seven home league games.
Newcastle United have no win over Liverpool in the last 10 meetings.
Liverpool have three straight clean sheets going into this game.
ConclusionNEWCASTLE – LIVERPOOL
Newcastle United have achieved their ambition for the season – survival. It will be interesting to see how things turn out for them from this point onwards. Liverpool have all to play for here as they look to go ahead of Manchester City in the title race. They have a great run against Newcastle United and have been scoring quite a lot, with clean sheets. Back Liverpool to win with a clean sheet here.