Newcastle vs Liverpool Odds Guide, Premier League Game Preview, Betting Picks, Predictions: Looks Tight

Cody GakpoBoth of these teams will be targeting a top four finish at the very least, but Newcastle and Liverpool will want to aim higher (11.30am ET Sunday). A genuine Premier League title challenge is a possibility in each case, but early results suggest that there is room for improvement.

Liverpool are unbeaten, but the Reds had to come from a goal down to overcome Bournemouth last time out. Newcastle impressed on the opening day with a 5-1 win over Aston Villa, but subsequently went down 1-0 to title favorites Manchester City.

Even though it’s early days, this is an important game to win, but who will come out on top? This NUFC vs LFC predictions article and full preview, with picks, plans to clear that up.

The match result market is a tight one with Newcastle just ahead at 6/5 for the home win. Victory for Liverpool is next at a general 2/1, while the draw completes the betting at best industry odds of 3/1.

It is still very early in the Premier League season, but can we read anything into those opening results? Liverpool are unbeaten, while Newcastle United have lost a game, but there’s no shame in a defeat away to Manchester City.

Liverpool’s slow start at Bournemouth could be an indicator, although the Reds rallied to eventually seal the points. It could be as close as this market suggests, so who are the men who can decide the destiny of Sunday’s game?

This is one of those rare fixtures where Mohamed Salah won’t start as the favorite to open the scoring. He is joint second favorite at 11/2 along with Newcastle’s Callum Wilson. The Magpies’ Alexander Isak heads the market at 5/1.

All three of those players are off the mark this season, with Isak scoring a double against Aston Villa on the opening day. Moving through the names in this first goalscorer market, Harvey Barnes and Darwin Nunez can be considered, with both men available at 15/2.

Behind the strikers, there could be some value from midfield. Luis Diaz has scored in both of Liverpool’s league games so far. The Colombian is quoted at 9/1, but there is an injury issue, so please monitor any updates before getting involved.

For Newcastle, new signing Sandro Tonali scored the first goal of their campaign, and he could be one to watch at 18/1.

In other side bets, Both Teams to Score is quoted for Sunday’s game at best industry odds of 4/9. If you feel that either, or both teams will fail to find the net, the ‘no’ option on BTTS is available at a top price of 19/10.

Total Combined Goals is next and a stake Over the 2.5 line will currently be met at best odds of just 1/2 while we can push to Over 3.5 for a top price of 6/5. If you believe it will be a quiet 90 minutes at St James’ Park, you can find a top price of 9/5 to go Under the 2.5 line.

This preview will sign off our list of side markets with a look at some suggestions from the Correct Score markets. The match betting hints at a narrow victory for Newcastle United, so there will be some interest in the 2-1 home win at best odds of 9/1. The same scoreline in favor of Liverpool is quoted at a top price of 12/1, while the 2-2 draw is available at a best of 11/1.

Our NUFC vs LFC Preview’s Betting Tips Verdict

Early games remain tough to call. There is not much in the way of form to guide us, as teams settle in at the start of the new Premier League soccer campaign. Newcastle swept Aston Villa away, and were expected to give Manchester City a stiff challenge in their follow up. A narrow defeat is no disgrace, but the Magpies could have offered more in attack.

Liverpool have been less convincing; drawing against a Chelsea side in transition, before making hard work of Bournemouth at home. This is a game that can be as tight as the match odds indicate, so for the betting predictions, this preview is going to start by backing the draw on the moneyline.

Both Teams to Score and the Total Goals markets carry short odds this week, so we’ll look at the players. One attacker that we haven’t mentioned yet is Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo. He has been a little subdued so far and has been subbed in both of the Reds’ opening games, but he’ll be a threat moving forward.

Gakpo has been used as an emergency midfielder but could take a more attacking role, especially if Luis Diaz is absent. So these are the predictions and betting picks for this NUFC vs LFC preview: