Liverpool v Newcastle: Rampant Reds ready to maul meagre Magpies
The Premier League's top scorers take on the division's worst defence and our man can see a cricket score on the cards at Anfield...
Liverpool's winning streak set to stretch to six
Liverpool's xG figures were 2.97 against Villa and 2.65 at Wolves so the score line flattered the two losing sides and it's very difficult to see Thursday's opponents causing them too many problems.
Nose-diving Newcastle all set for the drop
In contrast to the rampant Reds, Newcastle are performing poorly and the new manager, Eddie Howe, doesn't appear to be making much of an impact.
It was hard not to feel for Newcastle given the game changed dramatically when the Foxes were awarded an extremely dubious penalty just before halftime, which Youri Tielemans duly converted, but I think Newcastle legend, Alan Shearer, summed up the Magpies performance perfectly.
The takeover at St James' promises better times to come but level on just ten points with bottom club, Norwich, and with an horrendous away record, the Toon need a turnaround very soon.
Rampant Reds ready to maul meagre Magpies
Prior to their two back-to-back 1-0 wins, Liverpool had scored at least twice in 11 consecutive Premier League games, and I suspect there'll have no problem getting back on track against such a sorry outfit.
For more cautious Bet Builders, Liverpool to win, Salah to score and Over 3.5 Goals pays 2.28 and that looks perfectly fair.