Newcastle United take on Liverpool at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon on 30 April in round 35 of the AFL. Will the Magpies be able to stop Klopp’s unbeaten machine? Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at 1xbet mobile app download.
They have got out of the relegation zone, something the supporters have been waiting for – they are now in 9th position with a 14-point lead over Everton and will keep their place in the top flight for next season. 40 goals scored, 55 conceded. After a productive January transfer window (Atletico defender Kieran Trippier, Burnley forward Chris Wood and French Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes joined the squad), the Magpies scored six wins and two draws in eight games but the pace slowed in March with three defeats in a row.
However, Eddie Howe’s men have overcome the mini-crisis with four wins in the last four rounds. The Black and Whites took a 3-0 win away to Norwich last Saturday thanks to a Joelinton brace. Right-back Kieran Trippier, midfielders Jamal Lewis and Isaac Hayden and forward Callum Wilson are unavailable through injury.
Jurgen Klopp’s side sit second in the national championship with 79 points after 33 games. They have scored 85 goals (their highest percentage) and conceded 22. There have been 13 victories in their last 14 games in the Premier League. The team is solely trailing City in the table lead (the difference is only 1 point). The Mane-Salah-Jota link-up is on fire: they have scored an incredible 51 goals for three in the APL. The Merseyside side have won four straight victories in their last four games. Last week, first Manchester United FC were thrashed 4-0 at Anfield, and then Everton FC were thrashed 2-0.
Then, last Wednesday, they beat Villarreal 2-0 in their first leg of the Champions League semi-final. The club’s sickbed is empty, which cannot but delight Klopp with such a busy calendar.
The teams have already met in the first round of the current domestic championship and then the Merseysiders topped them at Anfield – 3-1.
Newcastle vs Liverpool
The hosts already have no tournament motivation for the rest of the season and calmly finish the championship. Yes, there have been four wins in a row, but the opponents were, to put it mildly, well below Saturday’s level. The visitors are in fine form and are fighting for 3 trophies at once (the APL, the league and the FA Cup). A long bench allows for a number of leaders to be rested painlessly. Klopp realizes that a loss of points in either game is tantamount to the end of the championship race, so the Reds will go into the game with a prohibitive attitude. Our prediction is an individual Liverpool total of more than 1.5 goals.