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Newcastle vs Southampton Prediction & Match Preview

 

Newcastle vs Southampton Prediction & Match Preview

Newcastle vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 6 February 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park.

Newcastle United and Southampton face each other at St. James’ Park on Matchday 23. 

The Magpies are on a three-game losing run at home ground, but they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways as Southampton head into the match with a severely-weakened squad. 

A man to watch in the home team will be former Bournemouth attacker Callum Wilson, who is enjoying a very successful season.

The Saints, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 9-0 loss to Southampton, but it has to be noted that both Jankewitz and Bednarek were sent off in the Old Trafford clash. 

Since several first-team regulars miss Saturday’s clash through injury, we are positive that Newcastle United will bounce back from the midweek defeat to Crystal Palace. 

The Magpies are eyeing their fourth home win of the season.

Newcastle vs Southampton: Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Newcastle United Southampton played so far 29 matches.
Newcastle United won 13 direct matches. Southampton won 9 matches. 7 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.14 goals per Match.

Newcastle vs Southampton Prediction

Newcastle United in actual season average scored 1.23 goals per match. In 12 (80.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 10 (66.67%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Southampton average scored 1.25 goals per match in season 2021. In 7 (70.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (40.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

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Southampton's list of absentees grows by the week at the moment, with Jankewitz's red card on Tuesday night meaning that the Saints could be without up to 10 first-team players for this game.

Jankewitz will now miss the next three games, but there has been better news regarding Bednarek, whose one-game ban has been wiped out after Southampton launched a successful appeal against his red card.

Nonetheless, Hasenhuttl could still be left short at the back with doubts remaining over Jannik Vestergaard, Mohammed Salisu and Kyle Walker-Peters.

The trio are all expected to return soon and could even be rushed back to help deal with the growing injury crisis, although Hasenhuttl will not want to risk exacerbating any existing problems.

Oriol Romeu and Ibrahima Diallo joined the injury list ahead of the midweek defeat at Old Trafford and are expected to miss out on Saturday too, while Nathan Tella, Theo Walcott, Michael Obafemi and William Smallbone are also absent.

Ordinarily, Hasenhuttl may look to ring the changes after such a humiliating defeat, though his options to do so are severely limited with Nathan Redmond the only outfield player on the bench at Old Trafford who had previously started a top-flight game.

Deadline day signing Takumi Minamino, who joined on loan from Liverpool, could offer a timely reinforcement and be thrown straight into the starting XI as a result.

Newcastle have had their own injury and illness issues this season, but those have largely cleared up now with centre-back duo Jamaal Lascelles and Federico Fernandez their only absentees for this match.

Allan Saint-Maximin will be pushing for a start alongside Callum Wilson, who has now had a hand in 15 goals from his 20 Premier League appearances for the Magpies.

New arrival Joe Willock will also be knocking on the door to start, having sealed his loan switch from Arsenal too late to feature against Palace.

Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Darlow; Manquillo, Clark, Schar, Lewis; Willock, Shelvey, Hayden; Almiron; Wilson, Saint-Maximin

Southampton possible starting lineup:
McCarthy; Ramsay, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Minamino, Armstrong; Redmond, Ings


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