Following a break for a couple of vital international fixtures, attention turns back towards the Premier League this weekend and proceedings get under way on Tyneside as Newcastle entertain Liverpool in the lunchtime kick-off.
The second-placed Reds are only behind leaders Arsenal because they’ve scored fewer goals so it’s perhaps not entirely surprising that they’re odds-on at 10/11 with BetVictor to continue their fine start to the campaign by picking up all three points at St James’s Park, where the Magpies are bet365’s 10/3 outsiders.
Alan Pardew’s men are a hard team to predict so some punters might fancy Stan James’s 14/5 marked against the stalemate but the hosts have thus fair failed to convince on their own patch and subsequently they’re easy to oppose against Brendan Rodgers’s in-form side.
Ladbrokes’s offer of 14/5 about the Reds edging it by a one-goal margin and betway’s 8/1 for the visitors to finish on the right side of a 2-1 scoreline aren’t without appeal then while the Reds’ tendency to make the breakthrough fairly early in proceedings strengthens the case for an away lead at the end of each half (2/1, Winner.com).
Daniel Sturridge meanwhile, has made a habit out of swiftly getting on the scoresheet this term, all six of his goals coming in the first half and he’s an enticing 9/2 via bet365 to break the deadlock in this one.
Liverpool/Liverpool in HT/FT betting – 2/1 (Winner.com)