Match Preview – Liverpool v Newcastle United

Friday 30 December 2011 7.45pm

Funny thing statistics, Liverpool are unbeaten at home in nine matches but have only won 3 of them!

Six draws at Anfield which include Blackburn, Swansea, Norwich and the mackems.

They’ve kept it tight at the back with only seven conceded at home but eleven in the opposition net shows up their problem, a bit ironic considering the fortunes they’ve laid out on Suarez, Carroll and Bellamy.

That home form suggests Newcastle don’t have to travel in fear, though naturally that doesn’t equal an easy ride, especially when they can call on a front pair of Carroll and Bellamy despite Suarez’s suspension.

With an away record though of 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats Newcastle United have been an effective unit on their travels and still scored in both defeats.

Williamson has made a timely return to go up against the ponytailed one and Hatem Ben Arfa will undoubtedly draw confidence from that sweet finish at Bolton. We make the Frenchman good value for our first suggested bet at 9-2 to score any time with our betting partners BET365.

It will be tough but there’s no reason why with the spine of the team more or less back at full strength United can’t get something.

Demba Ba has an outstanding record of a goal every 102 minutes he’s played in the Premier League for West Ham and Newcastle, suggesting he’s likely to score in any match.

While we are looking for Cabaye and Tiote to step up again to their early season form now they have had a couple of games back together under their belts.

Our other two suggestions with BET365 are sporting bets that Newcastle will lead at half-time at 5-1 and finally that they will keep a half-time lead right to the final whistle which pays 10-1.

Considering our recent record at Anfield we aren’t counting any chickens but looking at the other teams who have taken points there this season, it is all to play for.

  • Anonymous

    With Carroll and Bellamy involved it is going to be very sweet or….

  • Anonymous

    With Suarez not playing I feel we may have a chance.

  • bigballsupthehole

    Not looking forward to this. Just hope we can come away with some respectability.
    If Carroll scores, I wonder what his celebration will be?
    Also, I wonder what reception he will get from our support?

  • Anonymous

    Bit of a strange one tonight, I know we haven’t done great recently but I bet there’s more of us convinced we’ll get beat than there are scousers.
    We look at our terrible record at Anfield but their lot will look at fact they couldn’t beat likes of Swansea, Blackburn and the mackems at home!

  • Anonymous

    Like magjohn I think Suarez really makes them tick and with everybody apart from Steven Taylor available we must fancy we can give them a decent game, believe!

  • Anonymous

    Followed your top tip beating Bolton to nil the other day (9-2, lovely), christ how bad are Bolton – surely likes of them and Blackburn must go this time.
    Don’t know about the tips this time, maybe lot to do with how Bellamy and Carroll perform. Keep them quiet and I might be playing up my winnings, going to take Ben Arfa to score any time at 9-2, my lucky price.

  • Anonymous

    I can see Carroll not performing, it could be a bit too much for him (he has realised that Liverpool is not the toon!but I can see Bellamy being the danger man, wanting to prove how brilliant he think he is and being a bloody thorn. after all he will think he is the best striker at Liverpool but has yet been given a chance. I d love for Ben Arfa to dictate the show.

  • Anonymous

    I am going with your suggestion with Ben Arfa.