PL Matchweek 24: Newcastle United vs. Liverpool
Date: Saturday, 02/18/2023 at 12:30 PM EST
Pitch: Newcastle United – St. James’ Park, Newcastle, England
Current PL Form: | Newcastle United (DWDDD) | Liverpool (LLDLW) |
Last PL Match: | Bournemouth 1 – 1 Newcastle | | Liverpool 2 – 0 Everton |
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Head to Head
Draft Kings Moneyline Odds: | HOME: +150 | TIE: +245 | AWAY: +170 |
Prop Bet: | Tie and Over 1.5 Total Goals (+310) |
PL MATCHWEEK 24: NEWCASTLE UNITED VS. LIVERPOOL – This matchup has seen both teams score in five of the last seven head-to-heads, so I expect each team to find the back of the net.
Newcastle are still in the top 4 but they are doing so by “not losing” – they are consistently drawing matches. Newcastle have a league-leading 11 draws this season from 22 games and have drawn in 5 out of their last 6 Premier League matches.
- Liverpool handed Newcastle their only loss earlier in the season
- Newcastle lead the league in goals allowed and have only conceded 13 goals so far this season
- Newcastle are unbeaten at home this season and boast a 6W-5D-0L record
- Newcastle are winless against Liverpool in their previous 12 meetings, with their latest win over Liverpool coming in December 2015
Newcastle’s historical record against Liverpool is a huge concern for me. However, they just don’t lose and their defense has remained solid throughout the season thus far and they are tough to break through against.
Although they aren’t losing, draws are starting to become a serious concern for Newcastle. They have drawn 5 of their last 6 games while only managing to score 3 goals during that span. Newcastle have been held to 1 goal or fewer in 14 of their 22 games this season.
I’m predicting another low scoring affair in this one. But with Darwin Nunez’s good form, Cody Gakpo gaining confidence from his first Premier League goal, and with Virgil Van Dijk still injured for Liverpool, I think both teams will find the back of the net.
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