Newcastle vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 20 April 2019
Kick-Off 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park (Newcastle upon Tyne).
Cardiff City’s mid-week victory away at Brighton & Hove Albion complicated situation in the bottom half of the Premier League standings. It will rise stakes for last game of Saturday’s EPL schedule when Newcastle United and Southampton take on each other in a very important 35th round fixture at St. James’ Park.
Hosts are two points above their weekend counterparts, but the Saints have a game in hand on them. However, a defeat here could further complicate things for any of these two likes down in the relegation scrap.
The Magpies are just seven points adrift of Cardiff City in the red zone. They claimed a huge 0-1 victory last Friday away at Leicester City to end a two-loss run and lift spirits before this six-pointer against Southampton.
Newcastle vs Southampton: Head-to-head
Hosts lead the head to head tie by one win coming into 63rd meeting with Southampton.
Newcastle United were much more successful in H2H affairs played at St. James’ Park where they won 21, drew 6 and lost just 4 of 31 ties against the Saints.
Teams shared spoils in a goalless draw when they locked horns in this term of the Premier League at St, Mary’s Stadium.
Newcastle vs Southampton: Prediction
The team led by Rafael Benitez generally enjoyed a solid spell of form in most recent set of home fixtures. They won five on the spin at home in the Premier League before falling 0-1 to Crystal Palace in the previous league affair at St. James’ Park. Newcastle United notched at least two goals in each of mentioned wins in the process.
Southampton will also head into this tie high on confidence. They won three of past four league games, including last weekend’s 3-1 victory over top-half Wolverhampton Wanderers. We expect a huge battle at the center of the park when these two likes come across each other and backing a low-scoring contest seems to be the smartest of betting options at the odds of 1.61.
Newcastle vs Southampton: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13)
Draw at the half time @ 2.00 (1/1).