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Stuart Dalgleish 4th Nov 2012 - 0:06

Liverpool v Newcastle preview

Liverpool (4/7) will have been disappointed to get knocked out of the League Cup during the week, but their league form has improved and they will fancy their chances of three points against travel-sick Newcastle (9/2).

The Toon are yet to win on the road this season, and it could really hamper their chances of another European campaign if they don't put an end to their away day woes.

This is hardly a fixture that will fill the Geordies with hope of ending their poor away record; they haven't won a league fixture at Anfield since 1994 and they've lost their last seven there.

Liverpool's home form is not exactly stellar either though, and the draw price (3/1) has real appeal to it, especially when you consider that both teams have drawn four times already this season.

Neither team is prolific in front of goal so far this season either, and under 2.5 goals looks a good shout at 21/20; if Luis Suarez (9/2 FGS) and Demba Ba (7/1) aren't on form it seems their respective teams aren't on form.

These two are the players that we have based our offers around in this Super Sunday clash.

Suarez to score in a home win is enhanced from 17/10 to 2/1, the opposite scenario with Ba and Newcastle is boosted from 6/1 to 8/1.

You would certainly be more tempted to side with the Uruguayan, he has been involved in 80% of Liverpool's goals this season, and you have to think a striker is top of Brendan Rodgers' hit-list when it gets to January as he cannot go on with just one striker on his books.

You only have to look at their list of top scorers; Suarez has nine then three players are tied on three goals, of those only Steven Gerrard (9/1) has more than one in the league.

For a team the size of Liverpool, that is nowhere near good enough.

That man Gerrard will be making his 600th appearance for the Reds against Newcastle, it is 9/2 he scores in a home win.

That's not a bad shout for a team with such dominance in this fixture; in each of their last seven home matches with United they have won by a two-goal margin at least - it is 11/8 for the hosts to win -1 goal and 7/1 that they win 2-0.

I can't really see Alan Pardew's men getting anything out of this game, while they haven't performed particularly poorly away from home they aren't doing enough to win matches at the minute either, and with Ba not 100% fit they've not got much of a threat up top.

 

 
 
 

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