Football betting tips: Liverpool run riot at Newcastle as Mane scores – Premier League predictions

THE festive fixture list is well underway and we've some late Christmas crackers on the cards.

With every Premier League team in action over the coming days, we've got betting tips for you from the final match of 2020 – Newcastle vs Liverpool.

Newcastle vs Liverpool, Wednesday, 8pm

It felt like the Liverpool title defence was finally clicking through the gears – then West Brom and Big Sam rolled into town.

After a bumpy start – and the loss of arguably their best player – Jurgen Klopp's men are back at the summit though and were ruthless in the 7-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace last time they were out on the road.

Newcastle meanwhile continue to plod about in mid-table, with Steve Bruce keeping the Toon safely away from any relegation danger.

But does mediocrity keep him in the job?

They went down 2-0 to Man City at the Etihad last time out, and also crashed out of the Carabao Cup to Championship side Brentford at the last-eight stage.

Historically this is a fixture which promises goals and five of the last seven meetings have featured three or more.

Expect Klopp's men to arrive fresh and fired-up to St James Park after that disappointing draw with the Baggies, where they had enough chances to be out of sight.

The home side are 10/1 to win but we won't be going anywhere near that, despite the big price.

Liverpool have scored three on their last two visits to Tyneside and we're instead backing them to do the same again.

After a run of three straight away draws at Brighton, Fulham and Man City, the shackles came off against Palace and the confidence returned.

The Reds to net three or more is evens, while we'd also recommend a play on Liverpool winning both halves at 17/10.

Mo Salah is an odds-on favourite to net in this game but we often shy away from those sort of prices when it comes to a goalscorer.

Leave the Egyptian well alone and instead back Sadio Mane at evens.

He's got two in his last two after ending a lengthy drought – he's the man to be on.

SunSport's best bets

  • Liverpool to score three or more: evens (BET HERE)
  • Reds to win both halves: 17/10 (BET HERE)
  • Sadio Mane on scoresheet: evens (BET HERE)

*All odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.


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