Newcastle vs. Liverpool Betting Tips: Attractive shot double on Isak and Nunez
Newcastle face the only team that have beaten them in the Premier League so far this season, Liverpool, at St James' Park on Saturday evening (Sky Sports, 5 .30pm).
Dean Woodward has had his say on the top-flight clash, picking out two bets in the process.
Newcastle vs Liverpool Odds
Three draws on the spin for Eddie Howe's side takes their tally to eleven for the season as they remain 4th in the Premier League with their eyes firmly set on achieving European football next season.
Miguel Almiron, Joe Willock and Allan Saint-Maximin were all forced off through injury in last week's clash with Bournemouth which could see January signing Anthony Gordon make his first league start for the Magpies.
Bruno Guimaraes remains suspended meaning Sean Longstaff will likely retain that slightly deeper role, with Isak likely to start given Callum Wilson's hamstring issues.
Three points here for Liverpool could see them climb from 9th to 8th place in the Premier League as they currently sit nine points from the top four - a string of results could soon see Liverpool back in the fight for Champions League football next season.
A huge boost for the Reds with the return of both Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino on Monday as they both made small cameos and will be pushing for starts. The biggest boost of them all will be the return of Virgil Van Dijk as he was fit enough for the bench against Everton and likely to jump straight back into the XI on Saturday evening.
Newcastle vs Liverpool Tips
A shot double that offers huge appeal is the over 1.5 shot line for both Alexander Isak and Darwin Nunez.
With Callum Wilson's void likely to be filled by the big Swede, the onus of attacks will be on feeding him inside the box where he is accustomed to getting his shots off.
Four starts in the Premier League has seen him clear this line on each occasion, including away at Anfield, with an overall average of 2.90 Shots per 90 across his six appearances (including sub appearances).
And for Darwin Nunez, nobody in the Premier League with more than five appearances has a higher shots per 90 average than him.
A whopping 5.5 per 90 tops the charts, with Mitrovic next in line with 4.5 and Haaland registering 3.9 shots per 90.
This over 1.5 shot line has been cleared in every single one of Darwin's 12 Premier League starts with an average of 4.75 across those games.
With such impressive shot numbers, both of these players can be backed for their higher lines offering a lower risk high reward option.
Isak has still managed to clear this line in 50% of his Premier League starts which includes having two shots at Anfield before being subbed on 64 minutes, given the full ninety he would have been likely to register another.
With Wilson out through injury, there's a chance he plays the full game which could see this go close.
Darwin's incredible shot spree seems to continue each game and across all of his 12 Premier League starts he has in-fact registered three or more in all twelve of those, which shows huge consistency across his average of 4.75 shots per game.