Newcastle vs Liverpool clashes this Sunday as they try to kick off their campaigns on solid ground. Newcastle thrashed Aston Villa in their first game of the season, but fell to Man City. Liverpool held unto a draw in their first game against Chelsea but managed to win their last game even after being on a red card.
Also, Not just on these two games, TopbetsSA picks the top five betting fixtures you can place your money on, plus extra tips for our readers.
Newcastle vs Liverpool
After a triumphant 5-1 opening-day victory, Newcastle faced a setback at the Etihad but are expected to rebound against a defensively-challenged Liverpool. Starting the season with a dominant win over Aston Villa, Newcastle is anticipated to return to their attacking style against Liverpool. The Reds, despite their offensive prowess against Chelsea and Bournemouth, have shown defensive vulnerabilities, conceding multiple goals and shots. Reflecting on past performances, Newcastle has a strong scoring record at home, while Liverpool consistently finds the net in their matches. A 2-1 score in favor of Newcastle seems plausible. Alexander Isak, Newcastle’s young striker, is a player to watch, having already scored this season and boasting a good record from the previous one.
Newcastle boasts victories in six out of their last eight home league matches, with an average of 2.75 goals per game during this period. However, they’ve managed just two clean sheets, while Liverpool has found the net in their last 12 consecutive Premier League encounters.
Tip: Both Teams to Score ✅
Burnley vs Aston Villa
Burnley will host Aston Villa on Sunday, following a 3-0 loss to Manchester City in their season opener. Their scheduled match against Luton was postponed due to renovations at Kenilworth Road. Meanwhile, Villa, after a 5-1 defeat to Newcastle, rebounded with significant wins over Everton and Hibs. While Burnley has had a two-week break since their challenging game against the champions, Villa’s tight schedule might leave them fatigued. Both teams have shown scoring potential, with Burnley creating opportunities against City and Villa netting nine goals in their last two matches. Given Villa’s recent away record and Burnley’s promotion momentum, a 2-1 victory for Burnley is predicted. Leon Bailey of Villa, having scored in his last two games, is a likely goal scorer for the visitors.
Burnley, with an impressive 49 goals in 23 home Championship games, are well-rested and eager for this match. On the other hand, Villa, despite netting nine goals in their recent two matches, might be fatigued from their midweek game. Given Villa’s recent away defensive record, goals from both teams are anticipated.
Both Teams to Score✅
Below are our top five betting fixtures for Sunday;
5️⃣ Top five selections – Over 2.5
- Sheffield Utd v Manchester City✅
- Villarreal v FC Barcelona ✅
- Bayern Munich v FC Augsburg✅
- Heerenveen v Sparta✅
- Feyenoord v Almere City✅
Five Picks – BTTS
- Karlsruher SC v Braunschweig❌
- Gungahlin v C. Croatia✅
- Bulls Academy v Manly Utd❌
- Hartberg v A. Klagenfurt❌
- W. Sydney U21 v NWS Spirit❌
Five – Wins (Winning team in Bold)
- SM Tucuman v Flandria✅
- Napoli v Sassuolo✅
- Juventus v Bologna❌
- Lazio v Genoa❌
- Sporting CP v Famalicao✅
You can also check out our Rugby predictions.
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