Liverpool vs. Newcastle United
April 30, 2022 7:30 am EDT
The Line: Liverpool -240 / Newcastle +700 // Total: 2.5 Goals
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Newcastle United and Liverpool face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at St. James Park. When these two teams faced on December 16th it was Liverpool that secured the 3-1 victory.
Liverpool currently sits in second place in the English Premier League having picked up 79 points. Liverpool has won their last four games across all contests including a victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup. Liverpool faced off with Villareal on Wednesday in leg one of their semifinals matchup in the Champions League. Liverpool scored two goals in the second half to secure the 2-0 victory. Liverpool had 74 percent of the possession and in the second half they finally broke through. Liverpool has scored 85 goals while their defense has given up 22 goals this season. Mohamed Salah has been the top player for Liverpool scoring 22 goals and added 13 assists. Diogo Jota has also scored 15 goals and added two assists.
On the other side of this matchup is Newcastle United who sit in 9th place in the standings having picked up 43 points. Newcastle has been climbing up the standings and they have won four games in a row. During that four-game winning streak, they have outscored their opponent 7-1. In the last game against Norwich City, Newcastle had 55 percent of the possession and they scored three goals. Joelinton had a big game scoring a goal in the 35th and 41st minute. Newcastle has scored 40 goals and added another 55 assists. Callum Wilson has been the top player for Newcastle scoring six goals. Allan Saint-Maximin has also scored five goals and added four assists.
Newcastle’s defense has been impressive as of late giving up only one goal over their last four games, and I expect they are going to continue that success here against Liverpool. They might still give up a goal or two, but this isn’t going to be a game where Liverpool is scoring three or four goals. Look for this game to stay under the 2.5 goals and the under will cash.