The Anfield Stadium will host Liverpool taking on Newcastle United in Game-week 20 of the English Premier League. Liverpool are at the top of the league with a game in hand going into the new year. Please sit back and relax as we and the AI predict the winner of this game at the end of 90 minutes.
Liverpool Recent form
The Scousers had a disappointing result against Arsenal in their pre-Christmas match, with missed opportunities coming back to haunt them. They nearly faced a similar outcome against Burnley but managed to secure a victory with a late goal from Diogo Jota. Despite having two goals disallowed, Liverpool currently holds the top spot in the league. Whether they will maintain their position going into the New Year is uncertain, as Arsenal has a chance to reclaim first place with a win against Fulham. Additionally, a significant win for Aston Villa against Burnley could also see them take the top spot. Although Liverpool has had a recent dip in form at Anfield, they have a strong track record on New Year’s Day, with their last defeat in 2005.
Newcastle United’s Recent form
On the other hand, the Newcastle team is hoping that the New Year will bring a fresh wave of energy to their team, which is currently understaffed and not performing well. In their recent match against Nottingham Forest, they suffered their sixth loss out of seven games, with Chris Wood delivering an impressive hat-trick to silence St James’ Park. Despite home victories against Manchester United and Fulham, December was not a memorable month for the Magpies, who currently sit in ninth place in the standings and are considered European outsiders.
While their upcoming fixtures may not seem as daunting after their early exit from Europe, they still have matches against Aston Villa and Manchester City to contend with, as well as an exciting FA Cup third-round match against Sunderland. Before they can focus on defeating their rivals, their main priority is to break their four-game losing streak on the road when they face Liverpool at Anfield. Last season, they suffered a 2-1 loss to Liverpool with a late Fabio Carvalho goal, and earlier this season they were defeated by the same scoreline at St James’ Park after a comeback inspired by Nunez.
Liverpool vs Newcastle United Key Stats
- Liverpool has maintained an unbeaten record against Newcastle across 14 league encounters, dating back to 2015, shortly after Jurgen Klopp took charge.
- Newcastle hasn’t won at Anfield in 27 away games in various competitions, with their last victory in the League Cup dating back to November 1995.
- Historically, previous New Year’s Day league meetings between these teams favored Newcastle in top-flight home matches, securing two wins and a draw.
- Liverpool’s first New Year’s Day fixture since 2018 and their home game since a draw with Leicester City in 2015 signifies a notable return.
- Klopp’s side experienced opening game setbacks in the previous three years, potentially facing the risk of consecutive losses for the first time since the 1950s.
- Liverpool’s remarkable consistency lately has seen them suffer only one defeat in their last 30 Premier League fixtures, highlighting their solid form.
AI Predicts Winner of Liverpool vs Newcastle United
We gave the stats, recent head-to-head game facts, and current form of both the teams to Natural Language processing AIs (ChatGpt and Bard), and here are the results.
“Given the historical data and Liverpool’s consistent performance against Newcastle, Liverpool seems poised to secure the win. The unbeaten streak against Newcastle, coupled with their recent form, suggests Liverpool’s favorable position to clinch victory once more.”
“Despite Liverpool dropping points in their previous opening league games, their historical dominance over Newcastle (unbeaten in 14 games), Salah’s record against Howe, and Newcastle’s poor away form tip the scales towards a Liverpool victory, potentially ending their New Year’s Day home draw streak with the Magpies.”
Our Experts Predict Winner of Liverpool vs Newcastle United
Liverpool’s remarkable comeback against Newcastle in August was their 10th victory after trailing against the Magpies in Premier League history, the highest number for any fixture. However, Liverpool should not have to rely on their ability to come from behind in their upcoming match on Monday. While Liverpool may have some concerns about their ability to convert chances, Newcastle’s poor form away from home suggests that Liverpool, currently at the top of the table, should start the new year in excellent fashion.
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