Premier League Picks for Liverpool vs. Newcastle

Nila Amerova

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:02 PM UTC

Tuesday, May. 6, 2014 7:02 PM UTC

Liverpool take on Newcastle United on the final day of Premier League betting, with their title hopes hanging by a thread. Will the Reds come through on what is a MUST win game for them or will the Magpies act the spoilers? Find out as we breakdown the soccer betting markets in search of value soccer picks.

Have Liverpool shipped the title to destination Manchester City?
In hindsight, arguably, Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea was the most detrimental to their title aspirations. Then, not only did the Reds have their incredible winning streak snapped they also had the Premier League title nicked out of their hands. That defeat followed by Monday’s astonishing draw to Crystal Palace and coupled with Man City’s ensuing victories over Crystal Palace and Everton have shipped the title to Bluer skies.

As things currently stand, Liverpool remain top of the table following the debacle at Selhurst Park where they squandered a three-goal lead and settled on a 3-3 draw instead. But their perch is tenuous at best; that is, unless Aston Villa somehow mastermind a sensational upset at the Etihad on Wednesday and West Ham United do the same on Sunday. 

So many plot twists have occurred this season, so many instances of passing the baton between the three title contenders. It would be remiss of us to take it for granted that Man City have won the title, even if sportsbooks have practically handed it to them on -1400 futures odds or thereabouts across sportsbooks. Quite possibly we could be in for one final plot twist in what has been a rather exciting season. Watch this space...

Aston Villa are dangerous on the counterattack and West Ham United can be dogged opponents when they want to be. Either or both could still act as Man City spoilers. Meaning the recent disappointments notwithstanding, Liverpool’s chances to win the title, which are matched at +800 at Bet365 are still alive – if on life support at the moment. For that matter, Chelsea’s hopes that are living on a +15000 prayer are too technically alive. Simply put, Man City still need to make it a mathematical certainty before they can pop the bubbly.

So everything comes down to this final week of Premier League betting. Liverpool can only do their part. That is to win their final game at home to Newcastle United. So will Brendan Rogers and his Reds rise to the occasion or will the burden of pressure prove all too much for them?

Match Betting Tips and Picks
Sportsbooks are expecting Man City to be crowned champions by season end but Liverpool still can have something to say about it. They are at the top of the table after all with a 25-6-6 mark and 81 points and faced with a MUST win game against Newcastle United.

The Reds are installed as the firm favourites at -500 to win outright at Anfield Stadium where they’ve suffered only two defeats all season long – Southampton and Chelsea. It’s do or die now and one would assume after squandering the opportunity away to Crystal Palace they would be more focused, ruthless and clinical on their last curtain call. There is evidence of it being possible as Liverpool beat Newcastle United last season 6-0 on the away.

Newcastle United, who have nothing to play for really, are installed as the +1200 underdogs to beat Liverpool away and at +550 to force a draw, the latter of which they accomplished on Liverpool’s visit to St. James Park earlier this season.

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Soccer Betting Verdict
The final push in Premier League promises to be an interesting one, especially if Liverpool manage to say something about it all. They allowed a golden opportunity against Crystal Palace to slip through their fingers but surely they won’t be so remiss as to do it against Newcastle United on Sunday. As such, Liverpool to win outright at -500 is the logical choice for your soccer picks. Better value though is to be had in periphery soccer betting markets. For instance, Liverpool to win both halves is priced at -200 while the Over 2.5 in Totals betting is tipped at -333. Both Teams to score and Liverpool to win is best priced at +150.

Recommended Soccer Picks:
Liverpool to win @ -500
To win both halves @ -200
Over 2.5 at -333
Both Teams to Score and Liverpool to win at +150

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