Bookies continue to neglect Geordies

Dalglish's expensively assembled squad continues to underperform in the league

Every neutral fan in the country, or in fact the world, has high hopes when these two teams meet as the memories of their epic pair of 4-3 matches from the 1990s come flooding back, unfortunately I cannot see that happening again.

Newcastle have continued their fabulous season with two wins on the bounce over the last two weeks and against the odds they still harbour realistic chances of pinching the fourth Champions League place.

Alan Pardew’s golden touch in terms of signings in the North East has continued with the arrival of Papiss Cisse whose five goals in six games since arriving has gone a long way to keeping the Toon on track.

Unfortunately for the Magpies he is a doubt for Sunday’s match along with Ryan Taylor and Cheick Tiote. All are possibilities for Pardew, but he is unlikely to risk them all in the same match. 

Club captain Fabricio Coloccini will certainly miss out thanks to the hamstring injury he picked up at the Hawthorns last week.

One thing Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish cannot be accused of is having the golden touch in the transfer market, as his expensively assembled squad continues to underperform in the league.

Only Wolves are below the Reds in the form table and losing to two of the bottom three in the division within a week will mean any confidence built up by their League Cup triumph has ebbed away at some speed.

Charlie Adam will not be available due to a knee injury and Martin Kelly, Craig Bellamy and Daniel Agger all have doubts over them, although the former two are more likely to make it by Sunday.

Somewhat surprisingly the bookies still fancy Liverpool to come away with the three points from the Sports Direct Arena pricing them at 6/4 whilst Newcastle can be backed at an incredibly generous 21/10.

That price is an unbelievable one in my eyes, but if you want to play it a bit safer then the odds are still in our favour if we play the draw no bet on Newcastle.

Recommended Bet:

Newcastle win (Draw no bet) @ 23/20 with William Hill

Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 30/03/2012 - 14:04 PM
Filed in:- Newcastle Betting News, Newcastle, Liverpool

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