Newcastle vs Liverpool prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight


Steve Bruce will hope his side can mount a response as the tough matches continue, following their 2-0 reversal against Manchester City last time out. Newcastle United are without a win in three in the Premier League, and after facing both City and now Liverpool they will also play Leicester next up as their first game in 2021.

Before that, though, they must play the reigning champions who will be eager to return to winning ways themselves after a surprise 1-1 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion. Jurgen Klopp says the players are “angry” after dropping two points at Anfield recently and they could extend their lead at the top even further after Everton’s match against Manchester City was postponed on Monday night.

The Reds have had some indifferent results on the road though, winning two of their seven so far – although the most recent of those was the record-breaking 7-0 win over Crystal Palace. Liverpool are the league’s top scorers and each of their front three have scored at least twice across the last three fixtures, despite the blip against the Baggies.

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A win could take the Reds further clear at the top, while Newcastle will hope to pull off a shock result and move closer toward the top half themselves. Here is everything you need to know:

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 8pm on Wednesday 30 December at St James’ Park.

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How can I watch it online and on TV?

The game will be broadcast on Amazon Prime. 

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What is the team news?

Allan Saint-Maximin and Jamaal Lascelles are both suffering from long-term effects of coronavirus and are expected to miss out. Martin Dubravka, Ryan Fraser and Jonjo Shelvey are also all likely to be absent. 

Liverpool are still juggling a wealth of injury problems, with Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas, Naby Keita and now Joel Matip joining Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez on the sidelines. Thiago Alcantara may recover in time to make the matchday squad.

Predicted line-ups

Newcastle: Darlow; Manquillo, Fernandez, Schar, Clark, Lewis; Ritchie, Longstaff, Hayden, Joelinton; Wilson

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Fabinho, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

What are the odds?

Newcastle – 17/2

Draw – 19/4

Liverpool – 2/7

Prediction

The Magpies are on a miserable run as of late and, despite all their injury troubles, Liverpool should have far too much in every department. Klopp’s side will be keen to make amends after dropping points against West Brom and the manager will be demanding an emphatic victory from his side. Newcastle 0-4 Liverpool

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