Premier League: Newcastle v Liverpool match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s fixture at St James’ Park

Midday kick offs have often been regarded as slightly dull affairs, but when Newcastle host Liverpool tomorrow lunch time, past results suggests we are in for a goal fest, as thirty goals have been shared between these two sides in their last eight meetings.

Two men who are likely to be on the score sheet if recent history repeats itself are Daniel Sturridge and Loic Remy. The pair currently sit 1 and 2 respectively in the Premier League top scorers chart and given any opportunity, will certainly add to their tallies.

Thanks largely to Sturridge, Liverpool have endured a great start to the campaign and will be hoping to claim their sixth win of the season, inflicting a defeat on a Newcastle side that have struggled to show any consistency in the league so far.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 12:45pm

PAST MEETINGS…

Newcastle 0 Liverpool 6 (Agger, Henderson 2, Sturridge 2, Borini), April 2013

Liverpool 1 (Suarez), Newcastle 1(Cabaye), November 2012

Newcastle 2 (Cisse 2), Liverpool 0, April 2012

Liverpool 3 (Bellamy 2, Gerrard), Newcastle 1 (Agger og), December 2011

Liverpool 3 (Maxi, Kuyt, Suarez), Newcastle 0, May 2011

STATS…

Liverpool have won 10 of their last 14 Premier League games against Newcastle (L3 D1).

Liverpool have scored 10 and conceded only one goal in the first half of Premier League games this season, but in the second half they have netted just once and conceded four.

There have been 38 top flight league games between Newcastle and Liverpool without a 0-0, no fixture has had more games and no goalless draws.

Liverpool have not scored from a set piece in this Premier League season.

Each of Newcastle United's last 12 Premier League goals have been scored by Frenchmen.

ODDS…

Liverpool to win: 1.84

Newcastle to win: 4.42

Draw: 3.76

TV: Live on BT Sport at 12:45pm, highlights on BBC1 10:25pm.

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