Liverpool and Newcastle United measure forces at Anfield, in a match for the 5th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 1 draw in the last 4 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 26-12-2018, in a Premier League match that ended Liverpool’s victory by (4-0). The goals of the match were scored by D. Lovren (11 ‘), Mohamed Salah (47’), X. Shaqiri (79 ‘) and Fabinho (85’) for Liverpool. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Liverpool presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
After 4 wins, the home team is currently in 1st position, with 12 points won. In their last match, they won Burnley out by (0‑3), after in the previous match they won by (3‑1) at home, in a match against Arsenal. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss as a visitor, with 34 goals scored and 12 suffered; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 34 goals scored and 16 suffered. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Liverpool won 5, drew 1 and lost 4.
For this competition, record a sequence of 4 wins in their last matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 3 of the last 4 games, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his attack has scored regularly, since he always scored at least one goal in the last 4 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 42 of their last 62 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he only got 2 comebacks in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Liverpool arrive at this motivated match, after a 0-3 victory as a visitor against Burnley: Wood (own goal), Mané and Firmino scored the victory goals. The home team generally acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced men are Firmino, Mané and Salah. One of Liverpool’s greatest strengths is the way he manages to take advantage of the goal opportunities he manages to create. Coach Jurgen Klopp will not be able to count on Nathaniel Clyne, Alisson and Naby Keita, for having been delivered to the medical department.
Newcastle United :
The visiting team is currently in the 14th position, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, he won out against Tottenham Hotspur by (0-1). In the last game, he tied at home against Watford by (1‑1). This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Newcastle United won 4, drew 2 and lost 4. Their defense has not been very solid, since they suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their attack has marked regularly, as he scored goals in 3 of the last 4 games for this competition.
Newcastle comes for this game after a draw at home, to a ball, against Watford. Like the opponent of this round, Newcastle generally plays in a 5-2-3, favoring a style of constant transitions, in which the three most advanced men are Almirón, Atsu and Joelinton. The two great valences of the visiting team are the way it achieves comebacks and the ease with which it creates danger. The Newcastle coach will not have Yedlin, Lejeune and Saint-Maximin, injured.