Newcastle vs Liverpool: Prediction, kick-off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds - preview today

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Newcastle host Liverpool in today’s teatime kick-off hoping to knock back the Reds’ remaining ambitions of finishing in the top four.

Last week’s Merseyside derby win, combined with a swell of returning players from injury, could prove a catalyst for Jurgen Klopp’s side with a nine-point deficit to the final Champions League spot - plus a game in hand.

It is Newcastle who occupy fourth place and a lack of goals have contributed to a run of five draws in their last six league games, leaving them peering over their shoulder.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Newcastle vs Liverpool is scheduled for a 5.30pm GMT kick-off on Saturday February 18, 2023.

The match will take place at St James’ Park.

Where to watch Newcastle vs Liverpool

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting at 5pm.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the Sky go app.

Newcastle vs Liverpool team news

Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin “have been back training” after slight injury scares, while Newcastle are also hopeful that Callum Wilson will return. Bruno Guimaraes is still suspended.

Matt Targett, Javier Manquillo, Emil Krafth and Joe Willock are certain to miss out while Jamaal Lascelles is expected to return having sat out the draw at Bournemouth due to personal reasons.

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Liverpool welcomed Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and Virgil van Dijk back to their squad last week and Klopp must decide whether to risk starting any of the trio. The Reds boss has suggested Van Dijk could come straight back into the side.

Thiago Alcantara, Luis Diaz, Ibrahima Konate and Arthur Melo remain injured.

Newcastle vs Liverpool prediction

Liverpool were far from perfect as they got back to winning ways against Everton, so a full-on revival is still some way off. The Toon, meanwhile, have become draw specialists.

A 1-1 draw.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

The Toon have not won in their last 12 meetings with Liverpool, losing eight.

Newcastle wins: 50

Draws: 44

Liverpool wins: 90

Newcastle vs Liverpool match odds

Newcastle: 31/20

Draw: 12/5

Liverpool: 9/5

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).