It’s been a dramatic turnaround for Newcastle over the last fortnight, the Magpies having carded three straight wins – against Leicester, Tottenham and champions Man City – in all competitions, but that hasn’t convinced bookies that Alan Pardew’s men can make it four on the spin as they entertain Liverpool.
United will start as BetVictor’s 14/5 underdogs at St James’s Park, where the visiting Reds are Stan James’s 21/20 favourites and Boylesports’ chalk the pair up at 11/4 to share the spoils, just as they did in last season’s corresponding fixture.
However, the Merseyside outfit haven’t convinced of late, even in victory and with Newcastle rejuvenated, they look set to take something from this one.
They’re an enticing 7/4 in betway’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market but as Brendan Rodgers’s side have picked up points even when performing badly, it’s the stalemate that stands out on Tyneside.
Last term’s meeting finished two-each, a result that’s available at 14/1 with BetVictor on this occasion while bet365 post a generous 10/3 against any score draw and it’s 9/2 (Paddy Power) for the teams to be inseparable at the end of each half.
Newcastle and Liverpool to finish 2-2 – 14/1 (BetVictor)