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RAF JUSTICE FOR JURGEN; Benitez's Newcastle could end Pool title hopes.

RAFA BENITEZ won the Champions League with Liverpool - now he's out to stop them taking the Premier League crown.

In a twist of fate two former Anfield bosses could settle the tightest of title races.

Newcastle's Benitez is trying to hinder the Reds while Leicester's Brendan Rodgers is out to do them a good turn. A Newcastle/Leicester double pays 219-1 at BetVictor.

First up it's Newcastle v Liverpool tonight and anything but a win for Jurgen Klopp's side will hand the crown to Man City who play on Monday.

This is a tough one for Klopp who has to lift his men after they gave it their all against Barcelona on Wednesday.

Newcastle's form in the second half of the season has lifted them 12 points clear of the drop zone and punching above their weight. They have won six of their last eight home games and shouldn't be as big as 10-1 (BetVictor) especially as Klopp is likely to rest some players ahead of the return against Barca.

Newcastle have won two and drawn one of the last three meetings and I'm backing them not to lose at 12-5 with bet365.

Best bet of all could be Newcastle +2 at 4-5 with Ladbrokes and Newcastle +3 is good enough for accas at 3-10.

Ayoze Perez has netted five in three and is good value at 9-2 with bet365 to score.

Liverpool look too short at 4-11 with McBookie.

How City approach their game could depend on Liverpool's result and tips will be posted on Monday at

Elsewhere today it could also be worth taking on Spurs who will be focused on their Champions League second leg at Ajax.

They travel to a Bournemouth side showing signs of life but having suffered three heavy defeats in four meetings with Spurs.

Eddie Howe's side are as big at 16-5 with BetVictor but before backing it have a look at Mauricio Pochettino's team and see how strong he's going.

Crystal Palace are a better side on the road and could put the final nail in Cardiff's coffin. They are as big as 9-5 with BetVictor.

All the Championship games are tomorrow and I'll put up an acca online.

In League One Luton should take the title by beating Oxford at home while Barnsley look set to miss out on goal difference although they should win at Bristol Rovers.

Doncaster are trying to hold off Peterborough for the fourth play-off spot and both face tough home games. Donny v Coventry and Peterborough v Burton look good for goals.

Plymouth sacked Derek Adams last week and will hope they can save themselves by sinking Scunthorpe.

In League Two Sol Campbell's Macclesfield need a point at home to Cambridge to stay up at the expense of Notts County and I'm taking them to win.


NEW FEAR Klopp faces a difficult night

NO FAVOURS Rafa Benitez won't give anything away to Liverpool as he tries to push Newcastle as far up the Premier League table as possible

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Date:May 4, 2019
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