Liverpool (W-D-W-W-W) and Newcastle (L-L-W-D-D)
English Premier League: Saturday, 14th September, 2019 at 7:30am ET (Anfield Stadium)
Line and Odds: Liverpool -700
Free Soccer Pick Liverpool vs. Newcastle
After an exciting international break, club football continues in earnest. Liverpool players have returned and now resume their campaign to win the Premier League this time. The Reds face Newcastle United this weekend, after beating Burnley 3-0 just before the international break.
With Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane getting on the scoresheet in their last game, confidence will be high at Anfield. Newcastle will prove to be a formidable opponent, but pundits and fans alike expect Liverpool to run them over.
Currently, the champions of Europe are sitting atop the Premier League table with just one point over Manchester City. It’s already been a hard fight so far, and the Reds don’t look like they’ll relinquish pole position any time soon. Notably, the Reds didn’t buy a key player during the summer break, and it seems they don’t need any new stars.
So far, they have taken twelve points from a possible twelve. Norwich City, Southampton, Arsenal, and Burnley have all felt Liverpool’s wrath. Newcastle may simply be the next club in line to receive a beating at Anfield, but their underdog status cannot entirely be ignored.
Newcastle have the uncanny ability to reserve their best performances for the biggest opponents, and this could very well bite the Reds come Saturday. Liverpool also happen to be missing a couple of key figures. Naby Keita may return to the first team, but he might not be fully fit. Alisson Becker, on the other hand, is recovering from a calf strain. Jurgen Klopp will have to do without the No. 1 goalkeeper.
It’s worth mentioning that there might have been a spat between Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. In the last game, the latter seemed to play a more selfish game, refusing to pass to his teammates at opportune moments. This may affect their chemistry on the pitch this Saturday, but Liverpool fans will be hopeful that it won’t.
The Magpies are in dire need to get back to winning ways. However, they have not lost a match in three games, and that’s saying something. Most notable was their shock win against Tottenham, where they showcased world-class defending. They’re going to need that same attitude and confidence if they are to put a stopper in Liverpool’s plans.
Liverpool are, of course, heavy favorites to collect all available points from this game. While Tottenham was not a walk in the part for Newcastle, Liverpool will prove a much more powerful force.
It will be difficult, especially for a team like Newcastle, to take on the European Champions at Anfield and walk out unhurt. Newcastle manager Steve Bruce will be doing all he can to bring something for the Magpies’ traveling fans to cheer. Newcastle players have had some more rest than the Liverpool players who have been busier during the international break. While this is certain to affect things, it may not be enough to see an upset.
The Magpies currently have seven senior players unavailable. Midfielders Matt Ritchie, Jack Colback, and Allan Saint-Maxim are all ruled out, alongside DeAndre Yedlin and Florian Lejeune. Andy Carroll could return before October, but certainly not for this fixture.
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Newcastle have not beaten Liverpool at Anfield in 23 Premier League games.
Liverpool have scored 98 goals against Newcastle so far.
Liverpool are looking to win their 14th consecutive English top-flight match.
In 49 games against Liverpool, Newcastle has lost 28 times.
Free Soccer Pick Newcastle vs. Liverpool
Liverpool is, by far, most likely to come out of this game with a win. Newcastle simply do not have the capacity to withstand the onslaught. While there is a possibility of an upset, as with Tottenham, upsets are not that common. Liverpool are on a winning streak, and they’re fairly unstoppable, even by top clubs. I’m going for a Liverpool straight win. It’s very difficult to envision the Reds losing at Anfield.