Europa League Group A is still wide open with two games left to play so Liverpool will be acutely aware that a victory over Young Boys at Anfield will go quite a long way to guaranteeing them qualification for the next phase.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will be desperate to win this one then, especially as a trip to Udinese is his team’s final assignment and with the hosts set to field a strong line-up they can secure maximum points, a result Coral quote at 4/9.
The contest yielded eight goals when the pair met in Switzerland, Liverpool running out 5-3 victors in that one and although this one is unlikely to be quite as high-scoring, there should certainly be no shortage of goals.
Skybet offer 4/6 about a tally of three or more on Merseyside, where it’s evens via bet365 for that total combined with a Liverpool victory and 8/1 (BetVictor) for the dangerous teenager Raheem Sterling to break the deadlock.
Like the Reds, Newcastle are 4/9, this time with Stan James, as they entertain Maritimo and the Magpies look a home banker at that price against the winless Portuguese outfit.
Ladbrokes offer 11/8 for Alan Pardew’s troops to defeat the off-colour visitors ‘to nil’ but a better bet could be Betfred’s 7/2 marked against an opening goal from Papiss Cisse, who is well rested and likely to be the focal point of the home attack.
Double on Liverpool and Newcastle – 11/10 (Coral)
Raheem Sterling to score first – 8/1 (BetVictor)
Papiss Cisse to score first – 7/2 (Betfred)