Southampton vs Newcastle United
English Premier League
Date: 6 November 2020, Friday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
Southampton, unbeaten in last 5 Premier League games will aim to extend the run when they welcome Newcastle United on Friday.
The Saints defeated Aston Villa 4-3 on matchday 7 and bag their 4th win of the season after starting with two losses. The win could have been convincing and they were leading 4-0 by the hour mark and flurry of late goals put them in a spot of bother.
Danny Ings who scored his team’s 4th goals and later hobbled off the field with 5 minutes left to play is now confirmed to have suffered a knee injury and will be out for at least a month. This will be a big loss for Ralph Hasenhuttl since Newcastle are coming with some form as well.
Meantime, the Magpies bagged a surprised 2-1 win against the high flying Everton. They have seen all kind of results this season, but evidently look better with purpose in this campaign under the tutelage of Steve Bruce.
Newcastle are sitting at 11th in the table, 6 below their Friday hosts with 3 wins and 2 draws from 7 games so far.
Southampton vs Newcastle Head-to-head
Newcastle United are unbeaten in the last six head-to-head matches against Southampton, 4 wins & 2 draws.
The corresponding fixture of last season resulted in a narrow -0 win for the Magpies, but this is their first win since 2004 at the St. Mary’s Stadium having drawn 2 and lost 4 of the previous 6.
Nine of their last 11 Premier League h2h clashes saw over 2.5 goals, but both teams scored in just 6 of them.
Also, only 2 of the last 7 at the St. Mary’s Stadium saw both teams scoring.
Southampton vs Newcastle Prediction
Bookies consider the hosts as firm favourites at 1.85 odd to win here, but I believe this to come out as an even contest. The visiting Newcastle side can be a handful to teams and Southampton despite their excellent run with results can be inconsistent.
Therefore, I will go with both teams to score as the primary pick and here are my reasons. Southampton have scored in every game except one which was the season opener against Palace. But they did scored over 1.5 goals in each of their 3 home games so far.
Meantime, Newcastle’s scoring trend is the exact same as the hosts and they did net in each of the three away games so far. This gives us a second bet in over 2.5 goals full-time and Premier League games with low turnaround of goals are a rare thing.
Southampton vs Newcastle Betting Tips
Both teams to Score in the match @ 1.75
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 odd.