Southampton vs Newcastle United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
Both teams are going through dismal runs, and will try their best to put an end to it with a win this weekend. Coupling the struggling defenses on either side into this equation, it seems like a perfect recipe for a goal-fest.
Southampton vs Newcastle United Match Preview
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men lost 3-1 on the road the last match-day, against West Ham. Despite having the upper hand, the team lost, and that too by a big margin against a relegation-battler.
This shows the state of affairs of the Saints’ defense. If the squad hopes to fight for the European spots, they will soon have to find solutions for their leaky backline.
Meanwhile, the Magpies played out a goalless draw at home, against Burnley. it was their seventh winless fixture on the trot. This long series of unimpressive performances have put the side in harm’s way, especially with the relegation race picking up pace below them.
As of now, they have a lead of five points over the cut-off, but the likes of West Ham, Watford, Bournemouth etc are raising their form, and soon, it will be hard for Steve Bruce’s men to keep up, if they fail to post some much-needed points.
Southampton vs Newcastle United Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the past ten games had three or more goals.
- Seven of the previous eight match-ups had goals from both squads.
- Seven of the former nine encounters at this stadium had over 2.5 goals.
- The Saints scored three or more goals in 3 of the last 5 meetings at this stadium.
Southampton vs Newcastle United Prediction
The Saints have conceded two or more goals in four of their past five overall fixtures, and in two of their prior four appearances at this venue. On that same note, their opposite number have conceded twice or more in three of their preceding five match-ups, and in four of their former five road trips.
Going on, Hassenhuttl’s men scored twice or more in 8 of their preceding 14 overall games, and in three of their prior five home fixtures. And, their counterparts scored thrice or more in two of their last five games, and in two of their preceding four matches on the road.
Combining these stats with the desperation of the teams to get back into a winning track, especially with the season about to enter its final stretch – it seems as if we are on course to witness an encounter with plenty of goals.
Moreover, nine of the preceding ten overall h2h meetings, and seven of the prior nine at this ground had over 2.5 goals. Likely, logic dictates that the Over 2.5 Goals and the BTTS bets will bring good returns this Saturday.
Southampton vs Newcastle United Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.90 (9/10).