Newcastle at Liverpool 12/26/18 - Premier League Picks & Predictions

Game: Liverpool vs Newcastle
Date & Time: 12/26/2018, 3:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: NEW +2.25 Total: 3.25
TV Channel: SiriusXM FC

Liverpool recorded a slim win on the road against Wolves and extended their massive winning streak to six matches in all competitions. They will now look to keep it going on Wednesday when they will play host to Newcastle. Newcastle are coming off a boring draw at home against Fulham and have not been in very good shape.

Liverpool (15-0-3) played a really two-faced match on the road against Wolves over the weekend. They were not very good in the first half but did take the lead a the 18th minute of the match and doubled that at the 68th for the final 2-0. That was their sixth consecutive win in all competitions, also keeping four clean sheets in that span. Following Manchester City’s losses, Liverpool are now comfortably sitting at the top of the league table with 48 points, four ahead of Manchester City. Liverpool are the only team to not have been defeated at home so far (7-0-1) and have conceded just two goals there. They have also won all three Champions League matches at home but lost to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
Newcastle (4-9-5) were not very good in their home match against Fulham and the two teams eventually split the points in a goal-less draw. Newcastle were much more active in that match but failed to register a single shot on target. Newcastle have not been in very good form lately, having won just one of their last five (1-2-2). They are now sitting at the 15th spot of the league table with 17 points, a safe five-point distance ahead of the relegation zone. They have been rather tough to beat on the road so far (2-2-4), where five of their eight matches featured Under 2.5 Goals.

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Free Soccer Pick: Under 3.25 Goals (-103)

Liverpool did not have an easy job against Newcastle last season, winning by a slim 0-2 in this venue after a 1-1 draw on the road. Newcastle have been solid in this match-up in the past five years (2-3-3) with only three of those matches featuring Over 2.5 Goals. Newcastle will play massive defense here and I am willing to take my chances with the Under 3.25 Goals here.


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