Liverpool have made a strong start to the current campaign, whilst they will have happy memories of their most recent visit to St. James’ Park. The Reds recorded a 6-0 victory in the corresponding fixture last season, with Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson both on target twice. Newcastle have blown hot and cold so far this term, but summer-signing Loic Remy has struck five times in three games of late.
Home form has been a problem for Alan Pardew’s men, with just four points collected from the previous 18 available on their own patch. The visitors, by way of contrast, are unbeaten in seven top-flight trips, winning five of these matches. These two teams have not shared a draw in the North East since December 2003, so Brendan Rodgers’ charges begin as heavy favourites (57%).
Finding the back of the net on their Premier League travels has not been a problem for Liverpool, with the Anfield outfit only failing to do so twice in 20 away games. Newcastle have drawn a blank four times in six home fixtures, meaning that we expect the visitors to score first (55%). In terms of an exact result, then 0-1 (12%) is our top prediction, though 0-2 (11%) is also worth considering.