Liverpool’s hopes of finishing in a Champions League place are all but over following the 4-1 defeat at Arsenal but they’re amidst a three-way battle with Tottenham and Southampton for a Europa League place so there’s still plenty to play for.
Admittedly, it could be argued that that trio of teams would prefer to avoid qualification for that particularly gruelling, fixture-heavy competition in order to enhance their chances of securing a top four berth next term but it’s unlikely that Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will allow his team to slacken off in the season’s final seven matches.
Indeed, they’ll start Monday’s clash with Newcastle as emphatic 4/9 favourites with Stan James while the Magpies are BetVictor’s 8/1 underdogs and it’s 15/4 courtesy of bet365 for the two teams to take home a point apiece.
The Tyneside outfit have lost four on the spin so they’re easy to oppose at Anfield, where Liverpool catch the eye at 11/8 via Skybet to defeat goal-shy Newcastle ‘to nil’. In the handicaps, William Hill make the Reds 23/20 to overhaul the visitors’ goal start and BetVictor chalk 11/10 against the hosts holding an advantage after both 45 and 90 minutes.
Liverpool to beat Newcastle 2-0 – 13/2 (bet365)