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Newcastle United vs Liverpool Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

18:38 IST 04/05/2019
Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk, Liverpool
With Benitez's men in confident form and playing with freedom, Al Hain-Cole is backing them to share the scoreboard with the under pressure Reds

Liverpool will be aiming to reclaim top spot in the Premier League when they travel to St James' Park to take on Newcastle United on Saturday.

The Reds are two points adrift of Manchester City with just two matches left to play, with the leaders taking on Leicester on Monday.

Latest odds

Coming into this clash on the back of a seven-match winning streak in the league, they are 3/10 (1.30) favourites with bet365 to maintain the pressure by collecting maximum points here.

However, Rafael Benitez's men have only lost one of their last seven league encounters with this opposition at home, and are priced at 8/1 (9.00) to all but end their title bid with a shock win.

The last meeting between the pair at this ground finished in a 1-1 draw last season, and there are odds of 9/2 (5.50) available on this one also finishing up all square.

Team news

Ayoze Perez and Jamaal Lascelles will hope to feature after shaking off a hip injury and illness respectively, although Miguel Almiron, Sean Longstaff and Florian Lejeune are out for the rest of the season.

Naby Keita is a doubt after going off injured in Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat in Barcelona, joining Adam Lallana in the treatment room. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Roberto Firmino will hope to return.

Confident Magpies

Having won just two and lost seven of their opening 11 league matches this season, the Magpies have now won six of the last seven in front of their own fans – scoring two goals or more in each of those victories.

Playing with the freedom that comes from a team that has already achieved its aim of avoiding relegation, they represent dangerous opponents for Jurgen Klopp’s under pressure title chasers.

Predictions

Indeed, even odds (2.00) seem generous on Newcastle making life difficult for Liverpool by getting on target for the fifth home encounter in a row, albeit conceding at the other end for the eighth fixture in nine.

All odds correct at time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

Both teams to score for a 1.5pt stake at evens (2.00) with bet365