Newcastle United vs. Liverpool: Premier League – Match Preview

Liverpool will be looking to put the disappointment of the draw with West Brom behind them when they travel to face Newcastle United on Sunday.

Newcastle United never really threatened Manchester City last weekend, losing 2-0 at the Etihad, however it should have been more.

Goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres secured an easy win for the hosts.

Liverpool were poor in their 1-1 home draw with a struggling West Brom side, failing to build on Sadio Mane’s early opener.

Semi Ajayi equalised for the visitors late on, despite the fact they barely had 20% possession at Anfield.

Premier League form: Newcastle United W2 D1 L2; Liverpool W3 D2 L0
Premier League top scorers
Newcastle United – Callum Wilson 8 goals
Liverpool – Mohamed Salah 13 goals

Match history
Liverpool have an excellent recent record against Newcastle, winning the last five Premier League meetings.

Both matches last term finished 3-1 to Liverpool and in both Newcastle scored the opening goal.

Last five Premier League meetings
Newcastle United 1 Liverpool 3 – 26/07/20
Liverpool 3 Newcastle United 1 – 14/09/19
Newcastle United 2 Liverpool 3 – 04/05/19
Liverpool 4 Newcastle United 0 – 26/12/18
Liverpool 2 Newcastle United 0 – 03/03/18

Team news
Paul Dummett and Jeff Hendrick missed the defeat to City through illness and could be absent here.

Jonjo Shelvey and Ryan Fraser are also doubts through groin issues, however Callum Wilson should overcome a minor injury of his own.

Joel Matip was forced off with an injury in the draw with West Brom and will likely miss out here.

There is potential for rotation for Liverpool, however their festival schedule is one of the kinder in the league.

Expected starting XI’s
Newcastle United (5-4-1): Darlow; Manquillo, Fernandez, Schar, Clark, Lewis; Ritchie, Longstaff, Hayden, Joelinton; Wilson
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, R.Williams, Fabinho, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Predictions

Result: Liverpool
Liverpool have won the last five league meetings between the two sides

Correct Score: 0-2
Of those five wins, four have been by more than one goal

Anytime Goalscorer: Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane scored three goals in the two meetings last term

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