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Newcastle United vs Liverpool: Preview, Odds and Betting Tips - 27/08/2023 (Premier League)

Newcastle vs Liverpool: A masterclass in attacking football


Newcastle United vs Liverpool will take place on Sunday 27 August 2023 at 4:30 PM at St. James' Park. 

To many, it is an inevitable match. To followers of the Premier League in the last two seasons, it is a match that holds great entertainment value. 

Both teams play heavy metal football that is almost indistinguishable from each other. Put the current crop of Newcastle United boys in red and you would think they are a Jürgen Klopp team. 

This is a big accolade for Eddie Howe, who is breaking every stereotype that has followed English managers since the Premier League was first inaugurated. 

The 45-year-old is one of the Premier League's youngest managers but his game is on par with the veterans. 

Against Manchester City in their last match, they came close to taking all three points from their trip to Etihad on a number of occasions. It was the defensive setup and tactical nous of the veteran Pep Guardiola that triumphed against Eddie Howe in that game. 

They were also able to limit Manchester City to just one goal on the night but more importantly, Erling Haaland could not grab the goal. This is who Klopp will come up against on 27 August. 

The German has not lost this tie in any competition since he took over at Anfield. This will bring some succour to Reds fans who will be worried about the form of Newcastle going into the match. 

Matches like these are a little difficult to bet on but a look at both teams' form guides will help in making as accurate a prediction as possible.

Form Guide: Newcastle United

Right now, Eddie Howe’s Newcastle is one of the scariest teams to face in England. The former Bournemouth coach has drilled the Magpies into a defensively disciplined and fiercely attacking unit. 

They led the Premier League in transition times last season, spending the least time to get the ball from defence to offence. They were also one of the top teams in ball recovery, spending between five and seven seconds to recover possession when they lose it. 

They have started the 2023/24 season just as strongly as they finished the 2022/23 season and against Liverpool, they are not likely to slow down. 

Newcastle United have three points on the board after one win and one loss. They have also found a great balance in the middle of the park with Joelinton, the striker-turned-midfielder, and new addition Sandro Tonali. 

Against Liverpool who are also a speedy team, this new-look midfield will be key in creating plays that can become goalscoring chances for Alexander Isak and his fellow attackers. 

Eddie Howe will also hope that he does not add to his growing injury list.

Form Guide: Liverpool

Liverpool have enjoyed a brilliant start to the campaign, bagging four points from a possible six with one draw and one win so far in the 2023/24 Premier League season. 

However, one area that they have struggled with is finishing, despite having proven goalscorers on their team. They spurned a couple of chances before being able to get on the scoreboard after their last opponent, Bournemouth, went ahead at Anfield. 

The Cherries’ goal was also a result of defensive frailty that has somewhat characterised the last few months in Jürgen Klopp’s team. 

The club’s fans can rest easy because these have not stopped them from being a chance creation machine, which implies that they will get on the scoresheet every match except the opponents either defend with their lives or make unnecessary errors. 

Newcastle do not make many errors in defence, which is why they conceded the least amount of goals in the league (33) alongside Manchester City in the 2022/23 season. This means that Klopp will have to work on their goalscoring form this week before the highly-anticipated clash on Sunday.

What to expect from the match

With regards to their form guides, we are expecting a match that was on the level of Chelsea vs Liverpool on opening day of the 2023/24 Premier League season. 

Both teams will not be shy to attack each other which means that both managers will have to pay extra attention to their defences while in training during the week. 

It will be a fast-paced game and both keepers will be called into action often during the game. Games like what were are expecting from the Newcastle United vs Liverpool clash tend to be physical but both teams have evolved past using physicality to dominate teams.

There are a lot of technical players on both sides which will limit the displays of physicality to certain moments. 

St. James’ Park is going to be on its feet for most of the 90 minutes plus added time.

Betting predictions

Both teams to score

Newcastle United put five past Aston Villa in the first game of the new season but were unable to get past a resolute Manchester City defence. This was not for lack of trying, by the way. They came close on a number of occasions. 

Liverpool, on the other hand, are creating more chances than they are scoring. They will create chances when they travel to St James’ Park on Sunday 27 August 2023. Both teams will find the back of the net and fans will be in for a good time.

William Hill is offering 1.50 odds for this to happen.

Newcastle to score first

Newcastle have proven to be more lethal in front of goal than Liverpool. This implies that it will take them fewer chances to find the back of the net. They will attack from the first blast of the whistle and the first goal is certain to come from them as they will also be riding on the momentum that the St James’ Park faithful will spur in them through their cheers.

A decent 1.75 odds is on offer from William Hill for this to happen.

Over 2.5 goals

The last time both teams played a game that ended with a total of less than two goals scored was in April 2022 when Liverpool won 1-0. Before then, it was December 2020, when both teams played a goalless draw. In their last ten games, only twice have both teams failed to score a sum total of two goals or more.

Betting is usually done using history, statistics and figures like these, so it is important to take note of this prediction before placing any bets on Newcastle United vs Liverpool.

William Hill is offering 1.44 odds for this to happen.

Liverpool win or draw

Newcastle United vs Liverpool in the 2023/24 season may look like a match that nobody should miss but before the revamp work that Eddie Howe did on the Magpies, it was an inevitable match.

Liverpool have not lost to Newcastle since 2015 in any competition. Even in the 2022/23 season, in which Liverpool finished below Newcastle, the Reds sealed home and away victories over Eddie Howe’s side, scoring two goals on both occasions. 

Howe will want to end this streak but the best he can expect is a draw.

William Hill have odds of 1.70 for Liverpool to avoid defeat.

All odds are via William Hill and all info valid as at the time of writing .

Odds could differ now.


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