Newcastle vs Liverpool – Sunday 1st October 2017 – 16:30 - Sky Sports Football

Newcastle are 18/5 with Joselu and Dwight Gayle at 13/2 to score first.

Newcastle face Liverpool at St. James Park on Sunday afternoon, in the final match of the Super Sunday.

The Magpies come into this match in good form, despite recording a 1-0 defeat in their last game against Brighton.

Tomer Hemed put in a man of the match performance to gain Brighton all three points against an in-form Newcastle.

He scored a 51st-minute winner, but his overall stats for the match were three shots, two on target and one goal.

It is a tough result for Newcastle, who have seen their run of three successive wins ended by Brighton.

Tough Follow Up

Newcastle will be looking to return to winning ways, against a goal shy Liverpool side.

They will be looking to respond immediately to last weekends defeat, securing a third win in four matches.

The Magpies find themselves in 10th place in the Premier League, they will be delighted with that start.

With nine points from their opening six matches they now only need another 31 points to get to the magic 40 mark.


Magpies Underdogs

Newcastle come into this match as underdogs, despite enjoying home advantage.

Rafa Benitez will be looking to secure another home win, taking the Magpies to 12 points.

The Magpies are searching for a second win in three matches against the Reds.

Klopp Frustrated

Liverpool come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Spartak Moscow, a result that frustrated Jurgen Klopp.

The hosts took the lead through Fernando (23), with the Brazillian scoring an excellent free kick.

That lead lasted less than eight minutes, with Phillippe Coutinho scoring his first ever goal in the Champions League (31).

The Reds dominated every stat, with 64% possession away from home, as well as 16 shots and 6 of them on target.

Liverpool's defence has come in for some serious criticism, but their wastefulness in front of goal has cost them dearly.


Mixed Start

Liverpool had an excellent campaign last season, securing Champions League football.

They have enjoyed a mixed season to date, with a string of frustrating results including the 5-0 defeat against Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp's side are 5th in the table as it stands, with the Reds only five points behind the Manchester sides.

They will need to produce more consistent results, with their defence and attack needing to come good.


Reds Favourites

Jurgen Klopp's side come into this match as favourites, with Liverpool's pedigree informing the odds.

Liverpool will be looking for back to back Premier League wins, after the 3-2 thriller against Leicester.

The Reds will be looking for their 70th win in 149 matches against Newcastle.

Liverpool are 7/10 with Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah all at 4/1 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Mane to score first @ 4/1

Tip 2 – Liverpool to win 3-2 @ 22/1

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