Liverpool – Newcastle Betting Preview: Expect Ba to ensure goals at both ends once again

Liverpool versus Newcastle has a history of providing some of the most exciting encounters in Premier League history, so there will be no shortage of neutrals tuning in on Sunday afternoon in the hope of entertainment.

For Brendan Rodgers though, the focus is purely on gaining a positive result and bouncing back from Wednesday’s Capital One Cup defeat against his former club Swansea.

Fortunately for him, The Reds boast an imperious home record against Newcastle, having won 15 and lost none of the last 17 Premier League encounters against The Magpies.

With that kind of supremacy, it is no surprise to see that the hosts are clear favourites at 11/20 (1.55) with to secure back to back league wins for the first time this season.

Newcastle are struggling slightly to live up to the high standards they set last season, and are outsiders at 5/1 (6.00) to pick up their first away win of the season.

The fact that these two sides have not played out a draw in the last 14 encounters is surely a mark of the excitement that usually unfolds in these clashes, but you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) if you see that run coming to an end on Sunday.

Alan Pardew’s men seem to have lost the solidity that served them so well last season, as they have only managed to keep one clean sheet in nine Premier League games so far this term.

Luckily for The Toon Army, their slack defence has been bailed out by a clinical attack that has only failed to hit the back of the net twice so far, against Chelsea and Manchester United.

Expect this match to follow that formula once again, with odds of 10/11 (1.91) offering excellent value for goals going in at both ends.

Demba Ba has undoubtedly been the key figure in this deadly Newcastle attack, bagging seven goals in just eight league games so far this campaign.

With stats like these behind him, it is slightly surprising to see the Senegalese striker available at generous 2/1 (3.00) odds to score any time at Anfield, so be sure to take full advantage by backing him to do just that.

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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