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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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.
Manchester City’s thumping derby victory last week may just have kick-started their season as they went on to put five past Wigan Athletic at the Etihad in midweek, avenging last season’s FA Cup Final defeat in no uncertain terms.
Results so far suggest there won’t be many goals when Liverpool host Southampton at Anfield this weekend. The Reds have won their last two home games 1-0 while the Saints two away games have ended with the same scoreline.
Liverpool have begun their Premier League campaign with three successive 1-0 victories and are 13/2 to make it four in a row by the same score when they travel to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City.
There is rarely much between Everton and Chelsea and the Toffees actually have enjoyed a pretty decent recent record against the Londoners at Goodison Park, having only lost one of the last five Premier League meetings between the teams on Merseyside though that was last season.
Having bagged a couple in the Community Shield, Robin van Persie looks in good nick ahead of the new Premier League season and the Dutch striker will be trying to make sure it is he slipping on the Golden Boot again at the end of the campaign
The close season, summer break or, as they insist on calling it on TV, the transfer window, has been dominated this year by who might be leaving rather than who’s arrived.