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Southampton vs Newcastle Prediction & Betting tips
The St. Mary’s Stadium is full again on Saturday afternoon when Southampton receives a visit from Newcastle United in its own stadium. The difference between these two clubs is two points in favor of Southampton, but the home club has not won against Newcastle United five times in a row.
Southampton is a gray middle engine at the moment. The Saints have collected 34 points, that is five fewer than in the entire previous season, and are in 13th place in the Premier League. With that, Southampton seems almost certain of another season of Premier League football, although The Saints of course still have to grab the necessary points to be officially safe. Southampton could have played safely for a long time, but lately the results have been a bit disappointing for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s team.
Hasenhüttl lost four of his last five games with Southampton. Four of those games were matches in the Premier League. In that Premier League, Southampton was only too strong for Aston Villa recently: 2-0. Last weekend The Saints in London lost 3-1 to West Ham United and that defeat is best for Southampton. Southampton is by the way the only performing home team of the Premier League with only fourteen points from just as many home games.
Newcastle United has two points less than Southampton and therefore has to look down a little more. The Magpies are five points ahead of AFC Bournemouth, which is the first team under the red line in the Premier League. Normally Newcastle United has sufficient quality to remain above the relegation line in the last two months of this season, but then The Magpies will have to gather some points.
The formation of Steve Bruce had obligations in the FA Cup this week. On Tuesday-evening, Newcastle United had to visit West Bromwich Albion and The Magpies managed to prevail 2-3 with The Hawthorns. If you look at the final result, it seems that Newcastle United still had a difficult time with the Championship leader, but the reality is that Newcastle United already had a 0-3 lead after fifty minutes and only had the second goal in extra time to collect. Newcastle United will soon have a nice match in the quarterfinals, as Manchester City will be a guest at St. James’ Park.
Southampton vs Newcastle head to head matches
08.12.19 PL Newcastle Southampton 2 : 1
20.04.19 PL Newcastle Southampton 3 : 1
27.10.18 PL Southampton Newcastle 0 : 0
10.03.18 PL Newcastle Southampton 3 : 0
15.10.17 PL Southampton Newcastle 2 : 2