Liverpool (32 PTS) vs. Newcastle (18 PTS)
Wednesday, December 30th at 3:00 PM
The Line: Liverpool -345 / Newcastle +850 -- Over/Under: 3 Goals Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Newcastle and Liverpool face off on Wednesday in an English Premier League showdown at St, James Park.
Newcastle comes into this game with 18 points which puts them in 14th place in the Premier League standings. Newcastle has struggled a little more as of late and over the last three games they have only picked up one point total. In Newcastle’s last game against Manchester City, the offense only had 24 percent of the possession, and they could only manage two shots on goal. The defense in that game wasn’t terrible, but they did let two shots go in the back of the net. Newcastle comes into this game averaging 1.21 goals per game while their defense is giving up 1.71 goals per game. Newcastle has been led by Callum Wilson who has put eight goals in the back of the net. Outside of Wilson though, no one has scored more than two goals and the rest of the guys need to step up.
On the other side of this matchup is Liverpool who sit in 1st place in the standings with 32 points. They are clear by three points of Leicester City who currently sit in second place of the standings. Liverpool has found a lot of success but there have been points that have been left on the table. In the last game against West Brom, Liverpool had an early goal by Sadio Mane but they gave up a goal in the 82 minute and that led to the loss. In that last game, Liverpool had two shots on goal which was actually less than West Brom. Two games ago against Crystal Palace Liverpool put seven goals in the back of the net and they need some strong offense again in this game.
I think Liverpool is going to try to make a point with their offense in this game and they will push numbers forward. Back Liverpool to run up the score, and I don’t think Newcastle is going to have any answer. Liverpool -1.5 is a strong play, and the over is a strong play too.