Southampton vs Newcastle United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Southampton vs Newcastle United in Premier League.
Southampton vs Newcastle United Match Preview
Southampton had a very poor start to the Premier League season and the international break couldn’t have come at a better time for the Saints. The 2-1 loss at Stoke before the break made it four defeats, one draw and just one win in their last six outings in all competitions. They are currently 12th in the Premier League table with eight points but only three points above the relegation zone. After the departure of Sadio Mane – it’s been long since he left – the Saints have struggled for goals and it has been their bane. It has been worse at home as they failed to score in eight of their last nine home Premier League games. That they have lost five times in these matches and all but two of those saw fewer than three goals made it very boring for the home fans. Will there be any change against Newcastle?
This is starkly different to the Newcastle side who have improved significantly since their torrid start to the season. At the beginning of the season, it looked as if the Magpies would slide back into the Championship after lacklustre performances against Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield. But, Rafael Benitez side has buckled up after that and have since won three of their five League matches losing just once. They currently are ninth on the table with 10 points and look destined to stay away from the relegation zone for the time being. Although it is too early in the season, Newcastle look to have stormed the weather and would like to stay ahead of the drop.
Southampton vs Newcastle United H2H
Southampton vs Newcastle United fixture has been predominantly dominated by the Saints. In the last six meetings with Newcastle, Southampton have won four and drawn two. Will the past record carry the hosts over the line in this fixture?
Southampton vs Newcastle United Team News
Shane Long is carrying an injury and is a concern for the hosts. Matt Targett is expected to miss another week at least and will not be available for selection.
Newcastle have doubts about Jonjo Shelvey although the combative midfielder is expected to feature. There are similar doubts about Christian Atsu and Matt Ritchie but the duo will be available. Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara remain unavailable for the visitors.
Southampton vs Newcastle United Probable Line-ups
Southampton: Forster, Cedric, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Lemina, Romeu, Tadic, Davis, Redmond, Austin.
Newcastle United: Elliott, Manquillo, Clark, Lascelles, Yedlin, Merino, Shelvey, Atsu, Perez, Ritchie, Joselu.
Southampton vs Newcastle United Predictions
It is surely going to be a scrappy encounter as both sides would hate dropping further points. Not yet a six-pointer but expect this encounter to be fiercely fought, unless Southampton decide to summon their poor home form early into the game. That could mean fewer goals and under 2.5 goals looks a good pick.
Southampton vs Newcastle Betting Tip: under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (Bet365)
Coming to teams, Newcastle could be primed for a win while picking their striker Joselu to find the net is another attractive option.