St James Park, Newcastle, England
Key Stat: Newcastle have one win in their last 13 matches in all competitions.
Expert Verdict: Hurting after their second 9-0 defeat in as many seasons, Southampton now make the long trip up to the North East to face Newcastle United at St James Park. Ralph Hassenhuttl's Saints are 12th in the table, while out-of-form Newcastle are 16th. The match, on February 6, kicks off at 15:00 local time.
Hurting after their second 9-0 defeat in as many seasons, Southampton now make the long trip up to the North East to face Newcastle United at St James Park. Ralph Hassenhuttl’s Saints are 12th in the table, while out-of-form Newcastle are 16th. The match, on February 6, kicks off at 15:00 local time.
Defenders:Javi Manquillo, Fabian Schar, Ciaran Clark, Jamal Lewis
Midfielders:Miguel Almiron, Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden, Joe Willock
Forwards:Allain Saint Maximin, Callum Wilson
Defenders:Kayne Ramsay, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Ryan Bertrand
Midfielders:Moussa Djenepo, James Ward Prowse, Takumi Minamino, Stuart Armstrong
Forwards:Nathan Redmond, Danny Ings
Newcastle were unbeaten in four consecutive matches against Southampton (four wins) stretching back to 2017 until they lost 2-0 at St Mary’s Stadium in November. Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong were on the scoresheet in a comfortable home win. Here are the results of their last five meetings:
Nov 06, 2020: Southampton 2-0 Newcastle United
Mar 07, 2020: Southampton 0-1 Newcastle United
Dec 08, 2019: Newcastle United 2-1 Southampton
Apr 20, 2019: Newcastle United 3-1 Southampton
Oct 27, 2018: Southampton 0-0 Newcastle United
Despite their mid-week loss, Southampton are favourites for this game and can be backed at 8/11 with Bet365, 888sport and Betway to win.
Newcastle lack goals and form and you can back against both teams to score at 21/20 with 888sport and Betway.
Danny Ings is 5/4 with Betway to score at any time for Southampton.
Southampton’s mid-week defeat was a horror-show but Newcastle’s overall form makes it hard to back the hosts.