EPL Soccer Pick: Side With Liverpool this Monday to Win Over Newcastle

Steven Suarez

Sunday, April 12, 2015 1:25 AM GMT

The Reds have not been in their finest form, but maybe they'll be able to parlay a recent cup win into more success in league play. They will take on Blackburn as soccer odds-on favorites on Monday.

Odds Overview
Along with Chelsea, who will take on QPR at Loftus Road, the Reds are the biggest favorites of the week in Premier League play. They're currently listed in the -250 to -275 range on Premier League odds at a majority of the major sportsbooks, and if anything those lines should go even higher.

If you think Newcastle has a chance to keep this competitive and maybe even score an outright victory, there's a ton of value out there that could be taken advantage of. The Magpies are available for backing at anywhere from +750 to +800, so even a small wager on the away side could turn into something big. Still, Newcastle's recent form suggests we should stay away regardless of how good the apparent value is.

 

Liverpool
Following consecutive losses to Manchester United and Arsenal, the Reds were in need of a positive outcome, especially with so much on the line against Blackburn in the F.A. Cup quarter-finals. Well, it certainly wasn't a walk in the park, but Liverpool grinded out a 1-0 victory away from home, with the winning goal from Coutinho.

The Brazilian maestro has scored his fair share of important goals for the club this season and added another to his collection this past Wednesday, this time in a pivotal cup clash. With the win, the Reds have now earned a spot into the semi-finals, where they will face Aston Villa. On the other side, Arsenal will take on Reading.

As for Liverpool's league form, it's left a lot to be desired, and the recent struggles have seen the club fall seven points behind the top four. Time is running out too, so it would take quite the winning run to close out the season for the Reds to have a chance at Champions League soccer next season.

 

Newcastle
While Liverpool hasn't been at their best, Newcastle has been performing even worse.

The Magpies have lost three consecutive matches and have been outscored 9-0 in the process, failing to register a single goal in any of the three defeats. Because of the horrible form, Newcastle has fallen into the 13th spot in the Premier League standings, which is a far cry from where they stood not too long ago. It's been quite the collapse recently, and about the only positive is that the Magpies will avoid relegation.

Papiss Cisse has been one of the few individual highlights for the club, scoring 11 league goals. No other member of the team has scored more than five times in Premier League play, a big reason why Newcastle has been struggling to find any kind of momentum in recent weeks. The mood is doom and gloom around the Magpies camp, and the road definitely doesn't get easier with an upcoming trip to Anfield on the cards.

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Premier League Pick
Though Liverpool has been going through somewhat of a rough patch, we don't anticipate them having much trouble dispatching the Magpies on Monday.

After all, the Reds will be at home, where they've outright won five of their previous seven matches, and they'll be taking on a Newcastle outfit that's lost three straight away from home.

Liverpool still has an outside chance of catching the top four, but they obviously can't drop points in favorable situations like the once they face Monday. We look for the Reds to come out with a lot of energy following a big F.A. Cup win and delight the home crowd in the process - to get better value with your soccer picks, why not take a better Liverpool side to win by at least two goals?

Free Soccer Pick: Liverpool 3 Newcastle 0

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