Match start: 18:30 (GMT+1)
In the previous round the Reds have ruined West Ham (4:1), and the trio Mane — Firmino — Salah have made three goals and assist.
The best goalscorer of Liverpool Mohamed Salah was the author of the pass on goal who with 23 goals and 8 assist takes the second place in the list of goal-scorers of the EPL. In a match against the Hammerers the football player made 82.8% of exact passes and also made 5 shots, 3 of them reached the alignment.
But Salah's achievements aren't maximum in his team. Mane shot 6 times and got into an alignment three times.
In the last 5 games goalkeepers of Liverpool became the witnesses of dry matches for three times. Virgil van Dijk had played two matches so it is possible to say that the former player of Southampton found his place in the field.
The goal of Rafael Benitez is to stay in the Premier League. Meanwhile the Magpies are ahead of the relegation zone only with two points.
In order to achieve more positive results the Spanish expert uses all possible methods. Against obviously strong opponents he strengthens the defense with two and even three echelons, possession was not more than 30% of time. Against MU (1:0) recently, such tactics resulted in success.
If the season of the EPL consisted only of away matches, Newcastle would feel more surely, taking the 10th place. The Magpies have gained only 3 victories in away matches, 4draws at 7 defeats. In five last games outside the home stadium Benitez's players are scoring the goals.
The guests have created many dangerous moments in the match against Bournemouth (2:2). Newcastle can consider a draw to be the failure as according to xG the team significantly is stronger than the opponent in (1,21 — 4,24).
Coming to Liverpool, the Magpies seldom got positive result. At 11 last meetings they managed to avoid defeat twice, having ended the matches with a draw. Guests have managed to score in 5 games of this series.
Liverpool to win 1.20
Draw – 6.03
's arrival has brought some order to the defense line of the Reds but
it still misses a lot of goals. West Ham managed to score at Anfield,
having created a miserable amount of dangerous situations. We suspect
Benitez's tactics this meeting will be rather aggressive as Spanish
coach understands that it won’t be easy to defend "0" in
a defense. So it is necessary to risk and score goals.
Both teams to score - odds 1.95 10Bet