In-form Newcastle United will take on stuttering Liverpool in an English Premier League 2022-23 fixture on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at St. James’ Park. The fixture is scheduled to commence at 11:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Newcastle United are on a superb run this season, losing only one of their 22 league matches. While they have won 10, 11 matches have ended in a draw. Moreover, they have the tightest defence in the English top flight, having let in just 13 goals - the least by any team this season.
On the other hand, Liverpool are enduring an underwhelming season as per their standards. The previous edition’s runners-up are languishing in an unfamiliar ninth position in the league table with just 32 points from 21 matches.
NEW vs LIV Dream11 prediction for Premier League 2022-23
Considering their recent form, the Eddie Howe-coached Newcastle United can be expected to emerge victorious given their ongoing 17-game unbeaten run in the league, which is a jointly-held club record.
Interestingly, their only loss in the league this campaign came against Liverpool, giving Reds an edge ahead of the encounter.
Moreover, Liverpool last faced a defeat against The Magpies in December 2015 and have gone undefeated in 12 league head-to-head match-ups since then.
With both sides entering this contest with confidence, the smart money could be placed on a draw.
NEW vs LIV Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2022-23
Top tip: Best forward - Mohamed Salah
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah will be the best pick among the forwards. The Egyptian is the top-scorer for his side in EPL 2022-23 with eight goals in addition to his four assists.
Taking into account his lethal performances in the past versus Newcastle United, where he has had 10 direct goal contributions in 12 matches (six goals, four assists), he is tipped to be on the scoresheet once again.
Top tip: Best midfielder - Miguel Almiron
Newcastle United’s winger Miguel Almiron will be an ideal pick among midfielders. The Paraguayan international has netted 10 times already this season to find himself among EPL 2022-23 top-goalscorers.
He is also a vital player in the middle of the park, winning 67% of tackles alongside an 85% passing accuracy, making him an indispensable choice for fantasy teams when considering position at the centre of the park..
Top tip: Best defender - Kieran Trippier
Newcastle United’s Kieran Trippier is our recommendation from the defenders’ list. The full-back signed for the club during the 2022 winter transfer window and has quickly established himself among the first names on the team sheet.
The Magpies’ captain is also a freekick specialist and has scored from set-pieces time and again, including his only goal this season, which came against Manchester City in August 2022. Under his leadership, Newcastle United have kept 12 clean sheets this season, which is more than any other club in the top tier of English football.
Top tip: Best goalkeeper - Nick Pope
Given the constant attacks that Liverpool is known for, Newcastle Goalie Nick Pope gets the nod ahead of Alisson. The 30-year-old is likely to make more blocks, saves and interceptions, adding important points to his and your fantasy tally.
Furthermore, he has made a staggering 54 saves in 22 matches this campaign and is one of the most in-form shot-stoppers at the moment.
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