Newcastle – Liverpool 19.10.2013
All eyes will be on St. Jamesˈ Park
when Newcastle United and Liverpool square off against each other on day 8 of the new Premier League season. With the two teams likely to adopt an attack-minded approach, we are about to see a real football festival on Saturday afternoon.
Newcastle United somehow managed to survive in English top flight last season, but the team are likely to fight for the elite division survival for yet another term. Unlike previous years, the Magpies have been producing promising displays on the road in the new campaign, with the team outplaying Aston Villa and Cardiff City on the travels. On the other hand, Alan Pardewˈs men have recorded no more than one triumph at home ground this term and the team will be looking to record second victory of the season when they welcome Liverpool on Saturday afternoon. New signing Loic Remy has been scoring goals for fun this season, with the striker already finding the net five times in the Premier League and he will be the main threat for Liverpool at St. Jamesˈ Park. The Magpies will be also aiming to get revenge for a 6-0 trashing to the Reds last season, but it remains to be seen if the hosts will avoid defeat this time out.
Match: Newcastle – Liverpool 13.45h
League: England Premier League
Our prediction: over 2,5 goals Odds: 1.75
After a shocking 1-0 home defeat to Southampton, Liverpool recorded back-to-back victories over Sunderland and Crystal Palace, meaning that the Reds are still in the race for the Premier League title. Brendan Rodgersˈs men are level on points with Arsenal at the top of the standings and they will be looking to keep their place after Newcastle game. The teamˈs captain Steven Gerrard produced magnificent performance in Englandˈs 2-0 victory over Poland, while striker Daniel Sturridge woke up in the second half of the match. Luis Suarez will also return from the international duty Uruguay who will try to make it to the World Cup through the play-offs. The Uruguayan striker was accused for driving once again after winning a controversial penalty in Tuesday’s 3-2 victory over Argentina. Even though key attacking midfielder Coutinho is sidelined with injury, the team are creating a lot of chances to score and I believe that the attacking duo Suarez – Sturridge will net at least one goal at St. Jamesˈ Park on Saturday. Liverpool have scored no less than 13 goals in last five matches against Newcastle United in the Premier League.