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Newcastle United vs Liverpool - betting tips and predictions

01 October 2017

The Magpies now sit eighth in the Premier League table on nine points, having gone on a three match winning streak after defeats to Tottenham and Huddersfield.

The Magpies have won their last two league fixtures at home, and they would be looking to take advantage of Reds' bad run of form on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp has had a patchy start to the season yet his team are still comfortably on the tails of the league leaders Having failed to win some of the games they were expected to do well in, there are many striking similarities to previous year for a team who don't like to do things the easy way.

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Last time these two sides played each other was in the 2015/16 Premier League season. "I feel like it paid off as I ended up playing a lot more games".

"We won four trophies, semifinals too in that short period". While it is clear that Jurgen Klopp's side can create, they have shown their profligacy in front of goal, while their underlying defensive frailties still haunt them. The Magpies haven't been spectacular or flashy this season―six goals scored and five conceded―but their simple approach has served them well.

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic will be back for the Magpies after serving his three-game suspension.

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Paul Dummett remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury meaning manager Rafael Benitez has an nearly full-squad to choose from.

On the other side of the pitch, the Reds have thrived, and with Sadio Mane returning from suspension, the outlook for the attack is better still. Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana are still sidelined with back and hamstring injuries, respectively, so Klopp must decide between Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez at the right-back position. Tell them "look, if you hit it a little bit more", or whatever.

If Newcastle sit off the Reds and try to soak up the pressure, an attacking quartet of Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino will eventually break through - and that's before considering an inevitable Georginio Wijnaldum goal on his return.

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Betfair are pricing Coutinho to score any time at odds of around 6/4 when Liverpool face their old foes on Tyneside on Sunday evening. It's about how we can create more.

Newcastle United vs Liverpool - betting tips and predictions