On five of the eight previous occasions that Arsenal have played Liverpool at the Emirates, honours have ended even and there are likely to be plenty interested in the 23/10 we are offering for another draw this Saturday.
Victory over the Magpies last season proved the springboard for Paolo Di Canio to steer the Mackems to safety and Gus Poyet will be hoping lightning strikes twice as he oversees his first match in charge at the Stadium Of Light.
Goals are rarely in short supply when the Magpies take on the Reds and the first clash between the teams this season is unlikely to buck the trend so plenty will want to be on at 4/6 for more than 2.5 total goals at St James’ Park, though only side has found the net in six of their last 11 meetings and there have been some wide-margin victories.<!–more–>
Liverpool won 6-0 on Tyneside in April when Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge both scored twice. Luis Suarez didn’t even play in that game but the Uruguayan international has struck up an immediate understanding with Sturridge since returning from suspension and has already scored three times. The England striker is currently the top scorer in the Premier League with double that tally and only goal difference is keeping the Merseysiders off the top of the table at present. Though losing against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carling Cup, they’ve won two and drawn one of their three away games in the league to date and will be confident of another positive result in front of the Toon Army as long as Stevie Gerrard has fully recovered from his all-action performances for England over the past few days.
We’ve got Liverpool at 10/11 in our match betting at Newcastle United and they are 23/10 to overcome a goal deficit on the handicap and both look decent bets considering current form and the fact that they have such a good goal scoring record at St James’ Park. They won 5-1 there at the end of 2008 when Rafa Benitez was in charge.
Newcastle’s season has been very stop-start so far, not surprising given the continued frosty relationship between owner Mike Ashley and manager Alan Pardew. But they won at Cardiff just before the international break having given Everton a fright just days earlier. They’ve already been held at home by an injury-hit West Ham, however, and lost to Hull City so problems clearly still exist. But they have managed to hang on to star man Yohann Cabaye and he’ll be key if they are to threaten Liverpool’s miserly defence which has only conceded five goals so far.
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Could it be a case of “déjà vu all over again”? Two days short of the 40th anniversary since England last needed to beat Poland in a make or break World Cup qualifier, Roy Hodgson has been quite bullish in his attempt to hide his worry.
Back-to-back defeats against Sweden and Austria last month effectively ended the Republic Of Ireland’s hopes of a place in the play-offs and signalled the end of Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign as manager.
Has a comprehensive and humiliating defeat by European champions Bayern Munich had an adverse effect on morale at the Etihad? Normally so strong in front of their own fans, Manuel Pellegrini’s side were never in the hunt against the Germans on Wednesday and clearly have a long way to go before they can consider themselves a European superpower.