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Liverpool vs Newcastle UnitedJanuary 1 2024, 3:00 PM ET
Newcastle United odds+520
Over\Under3.5 +114/-133

Liverpool vs Newcastle United. Shape of the Teams

After Arsenal’s unexpected 0-2 defeat to West Ham, Liverpool has ascended to the top of the league, even though their soccer hasn’t been exceptionally dazzling. 

The 2-0 victory over Burnley, featuring a goal from Darwin, met the basic score requirements, but some still find it lacking in overall brilliance.

January presents a challenging period for Liverpool, as key forward Mohamed Salah is set to join Egypt for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). This means that from mid-January to February (depending on Egypt’s progression in the tournament), Jürgen Klopp will be without his star player. 

Given their slender two-point lead over Arsenal, Liverpool can’t afford any slip-ups. Even a minor setback could see Arsenal reclaim the top spot in the league standings.

Liverpool fans can take solace in the fact that their team has remained undefeated in the Premier League since their September match against Tottenham. However, key fixtures, like the draws against Manchester United and Arsenal, have highlighted the challenges Liverpool faces in their quest to win the league.

The season’s length brings its own set of challenges, and Mac Allister’s absence in the game against Burnley underlines the team’s vulnerability. Liverpool’s midfield depth is a concern, and any further injuries in this area could significantly impact their campaign.

Newcastle is experiencing its own set of difficulties, with only one win in the Premier League during December and four losses out of five matches. 

Their last league victory was back in the first week of December against Manchester United (1-0). Consequently, leading to a drop from potential top contenders to a mid-table position, currently standing 9th.

This slump leaves Newcastle manager, Eddie Howe, with much to ponder, especially after missing out on the Champions League Round of 16 and, as it stands, European competition in the Premier League.

Premier League Standings (as of 29.12.2023)

Liverpool vs Newcastle Main Match Info

Liverpool vs Newcastle, Prediction, Odds

Both teams are grappling with multiple injuries, increasing the likelihood of goals from either side, but this situation seems to favour Liverpool slightly.

As the current league leaders, Liverpool employs a pressing strategy similar to Newcastle’s, which could pose a significant challenge given Newcastle’s reliance on superior pressing. 

However Liverpool has shown some inconsistency in their pressing, as evident in the match against Manchester United. Moreover, their attacking trio has been less precise recently, a trend observed over the past month.

Newcastle, currently experiencing a dip in form, faces the daunting task of playing at the intimidating Anfield to start the year, which is seldom an auspicious sign.

Yet, they are aware that Liverpool’s inconsistency in the final third, with Darwin yet to find consistent scoring form and Diaz still regaining his full capabilities post-injury, could be exploited. 

If Newcastle capitalizes on Liverpool’s errors, such as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s risky passes, they could potentially swing the momentum in their favour.

This match is shaping up to be defined by offensive mistakes and a series of continuous turnovers. Nonetheless, given Liverpool’s superior individual talent and the ‘mentality monsters’ approach under Jürgen Klopp’s experienced leadership, it’s reasonable to trust the odds.

Liverpool vs Newcastle Betting Tip

Liverpool’s reputation for out-scoring opponents is well-founded, few teams are to be as feared as Liverpool, as evidenced by their match against Fulham, where they ultimately prevailed 4-3 in a tightly contested game.

As we enter 2024, with Liverpool as the league leaders, Manchester City showing signs of weakness, and Arsenal closely trailing, a game at Anfield against Newcastle is set to be a thrilling spectacle.

The roaring crowd, chanting the iconic “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” could play a significant role in intimidating Newcastle, both on the pitch and from the stands, particularly on the first day of the New Year.

Newcastle, currently in a bit of a slump, faces a confident Liverpool side that, despite upcoming challenging fixtures, appears to have the upper hand. 

Once the Reds score one, it often triggers a sense of panic in their opponents, and a second goal usually isn’t far behind. Given the current dynamics, there’s little to suggest that Newcastle has the necessary tools to counter this pattern.

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