With Everton’s game against Manchester City postponed due to a Covid outbreak and Leicester dropping points, only Manchester United can look to cut the reigning champions’ possible advantage.
For Newcastle, it’s been a tough festive period with defeats at Leeds and Manchester City either side of being held at home by Fulham.
Newcastle vs Liverpool is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.
The match will be held behind closed doors at St James’ Park.
TV channel: The match will not be shown on TV in the UK.
Live stream: Amazon Prime Video subscribers can stream the match live online or on mobile and tablet via the Prime Video app.
Newcastle are likely to be without Ryan Fraser and Jonjo Shelvey, joining Martin Dubravka, Allan Saint-Maximin and Jamaal Lascelles on the sidelines.
Liverpool will hope Thiago Alcantara can be involved, but otherwise it’s a case of how you were for Jurgen Klopp, with Naby Keita joining the likes of Joel Matip and longer-term absentees.
Prediction: Newcastle 0-2 Liverpool
Liverpool were not at the races against West Brom but Jurgen Klopp doesn’t allow that to help two games on the spin, especially against a Newcastle side who look like they are running out of ideas with Steve Bruce.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
- Newcastle wins: 50
- Draws: 42
- Liverpool wins: 87
Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)
- Newcastle: 10/1
- Draws: 9/2
- Liverpool: 2/7
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