Newcastle United vs Southampton Preview
Watch Newcastle United vs Southampton Preview, as Newcastle united will face off against relegation threatened St. James Park at Sunday match.
As Newcastle is on the 3rd position of the points table, Southampton is on bottom position of the 20th premier league points table.
After claiming a memorable 6-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, Newcastle made light work of Everton on Thursday, with Callum Wilson bagging a brace at Goodison Park to pile more pressure on the relegation-threatened Toffees.
Joelinton and Jacob Murphy also scored for the second game running in the 4-1 win, while in-form forward Alexander Isak who has netted seven goals in his last eight league outings – came off the bench to produce an eye-catching cameo.
Thanks to a couple of victories in the space of five days, the Magpies have now won seven of their last eight Premier League encounters, solidifying their place in the top four with six games remaining.
When you look at the bigger picture, Eddie Howe’s side have lost just four of their 32 Premier League matches this season, meaning that no team has suffered fewer defeats than Newcastle in 2022-23.
The Magpies also boast the best defensive record in England’s top tier, having conceded 26 goals this term, although they have only managed to keep two clean sheets in their previous 12 Premier League outings.
Newcastle United, on the other hand, are in third place in the league table at the moment and have punched above their weight this season. The Magpies thrashed Everton by a 4-1 margin in their previous game and will look to achieve a similar scoreline this weekend.
Team News and Injury
Eddie Howe made several changes in midweek, with Dan Burn, Jacob Murphy and Alexander Isak making way for Matt Targett, Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson.
Those changes could be reversed on Sunday as Howe attempts to limit fatigue during a tight fixture schedule, although Bruno Guimaraes, Joe Willock and Sean Longstaff are expected to remain in midfield.
Sven Botman, Fabian Schar and Kieran Tripper will continue in the backline, while Allan Saint-Maximin and Emil Krafth remain sidelined through injury.
Southampton look set to be without the injured trio of Mohamed Salisu, Romain Perraud and Juan Larios this weekend, while Tino Livramento and Armel Bella-Kotchap are doubts for Sunday.
There are also question marks over the availability of James Ward-Prowse after the club captain was substituted at half time in Thursday’s defeat to Bournemouth due to illness.
Carlos Alcaraz will continue in an advanced role alongside Theo Walcott, with Romeo Lavia and Mohamed Elyounoussi operating behind the forward line.
Newcastle vs Southampton head-to-head stats
Newcastle United have a good historical record against Southampton and have won 45 out of the 107 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Southampton’s 38 victories.
Newcastle United have lost only one of their last 11 games against Newcastle United in the Premier League, with their previous defeat coming by a 2-0 margin in 2020. Southampton have won only one of their last 17 games away from home against Newcastle United in the Premier League, with their previous such victory coming by a 2-1 margin in 2015.
Newcastle United have won eight out of their last 10 matches in all competitions against Southampton and have won all their three matches against the Saints this season.
Newcastle United have lost only one of their last 22 Premier League games against teams in the relegation zone, with their previous such defeat coming by a 1-0 margin against Sheffield United in 2021.
Newcastle vs Southampton Prediction
Having netted 10 goals across recent wins over Tottenham and Everton, in-form Newcastle look set to notch another high-scoring victory against struggling Southampton, who are on course to suffer a sixth defeat in eight matches.