The big match in the Premier League this weekend comes from St. James Park on Sunday, as Newcastle United look to bounce back from a recent defeat when Liverpool come to the North East.
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Newcastle made a dominant start to life at home this season on the opening weekend of the campaign, as they landed a huge 5-1 win over Aston Villa. However, their first defeat was suffered last weekend, as they were beaten by the reigning champions, Man City, at the Etihad.
The defeat was a disappointing outcome for the Magpies, and it now means that they have lost each of their last 15 away matches against City. But, they will have the ideal opportunity to bounce back this weekend. Newcastle looked short in the final third last weekend, as they looked to play on the counter-attack against a possession-based opponent. They will likely dominate the midfield battle against the Reds this weekend, and that could be the key factor in their favour in terms of claiming maximum points.
Liverpool will be happy enough with their start to the new season, as they are unbeaten across their opening two matches of the campaign. The Reds landed a first league win of the season last weekend, as they came back from a goal down to secure a 3-1 success against Bournemouth at Anfield.
Luis Diaz was the star for Jurgen Klopp’s side, as the Colombian scored for the second game running. There were also goals in the win for Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota. Alexis Mac Allister was sent off on his home debut with just over half an hour remaining, but the ban has been overturned, meaning that he will be available for selection at St. James’ Park.
Newcastle vs Liverpool Head to Head
Liverpool boasts an excellent record in this fixture, as they have won each of the last four league meetings. They are also without a league defeat in 14 against the Magpies, with Newcastle’s most recent win coming back in December 2015.
Newcastle vs Liverpool Prediction
Newcastle will enjoy being back in front of their home fans this weekend. However, the trend of Liverpool wins in this fixture could be challenging to overlook. Therefore, a chance will be taken on the Reds to land a significant win on the road against one of their Champions League rivals.
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