Semifinals: Southampton vs Newcastle
Stuart Attwell will be the referee for Newcastle United’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg away at Southampton on Tuesday night.
As the Carabao Cup reaching its interesting phase, the Semi finals first leg between Southampton and New Castle is about to held on tomorrow at St. Mary’s stadium. Since it’s the First semi finals In the English Football league.
Newcastle United are currently in third place in the Premier League standings and have exceeded expectations so far this season. The away side was held to a 0-0 stalemate by Crystal Palace over the weekend and will need to take it up a notch in this fixture.
Southampton, on the other hand, are rooted to the bottom of the league table at the moment and have struggled this season. The Saints slumped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa and will need to step up this week.
Southampton vs Newcastle United head to head stats
Newcastle United have a slight edge over Southampton and have won 43 out of the 105 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Southampton’s 38 victories.
Newcastle United are unbeaten in their last 16 matches in the Premier League – their longest such run in the top flight.
Southampton have suffered four consecutive defeats at home in the Premier League for the first time since 2019.
Tottenham Hotspur have lost four of their last five matches in the Premier League, with their only victory during this period coming against Crystal Palace by a 4-0 margin.
Newcastle United have now keep clean sheets in their last seven matches in the Premier League – the longest run for any team under an English manager in the competition.
Southampton have conceded 35 goals in 20 matches this season – only Bournemouth have been more vulnerable in their own half.
Southampton can pack a punch on their day but have struggled in recent weeks. Newcastle United have been the better team this season and should be able to win this game.
Nathan Jones has said that Mislav Orsic and Carlos Alcaraz are both “ready to play” ahead of Southampton’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Newcastle United.
Saints welcome Eddie Howe’s Magpies to St Mary’s for the first leg of the semi-final clash on Tuesday, with Southampton looking to try and become the first team to score against Newcastle since Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month, with goalkeeper Nick Pope keeping nine clean sheets in a row, as Martin Dubravka was in between the sticks for the FA Cup tie at Hillsborough.
But Saints could change things for the first leg tie, with Croatian international Orsic and Argentinian midfielder Alcaraz both in contention to start for Southampton against Newcastle, while Jones also gave updates on Theo Walcott and defender Armel Bella-Kotchap ahead of the game.
Jones about match in press conference
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Jones said: “Absolutely, when they come in you can be too bold with them early on and then you can lose them for weeks. But now, they [Orsic and Alcaraz] are at a stage where they are ready to play.
“We have Theo Walcott back as well, which gives us something else and Armel [Bella-Kotchap] is getting closer and obviously we have now got Janny B [Jan Bednarek] who is able to play.