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.
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.
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