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Newcastle v Liverpool: Fans can see same number of goals in each half

| 26.04.2013

There are 112 betting markets for punters to get their teeth into as Liverpool prepare to travel to Newcastle and it may pay to take advantage of one of the lesser ones to help turn a profit.

Liverpool head to St James’ Park as favourites for victory at 7/5 and although they may be expected to struggle as Luis Suarez is banned, their win percentage is actually higher without the Uruguayan than with him this season.

They have lost on their last two visits to Newcastle though, who could seriously do with the three points here at 9/5 as a defeat would potentially see them drop even closer to the relegation places.

What is interesting about these two Newcastle victories is that they have both come by two goals, while Liverpool’s two away defeats to bottom-half clubs so far this season have been via a 3-1 scoreline.

Therefore, there may be some mileage here in any of the following; Newcastle to win giving up a goal handicap at 19/4, Newcastle to win by exactly two goals at 15/2 or Newcastle to win 3-1 at 20/1.

However, punters looking for more guaranteed ways to make a profit may be better off focusing on the goal markets.

It is noteworthy that each of the last 12 meetings between this pair have seen at least one goal scored in each half and 13/20 is the price that another repeat occurs at St James’ Park this season.

Furthermore, the last three of these have seen an identical number of goals scored in the opening 45 minutes and in the second period.

This has additionally happened in two of Liverpool’s latest three games and half of Newcastle’s last six in all competitions and it is 5/2 that it is a draw in relation to which half will produce the most goals.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.