Southampton vs Newcastle: Saints overdue change of fortune

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Odds: Southampton 4/5, Draw 13/5, Newcastle 13/4

Kick Off: 1600, 15/10/2017

Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

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What Trueform says for Southampton vs Newcastle

Newcastle go into this game in better form according to our Trueform chart, with a fine draw against Liverpool coming soon after a hat-trick of wins, so many will see them as value here.

However, United lost on four straight trips to Southampton before dropping out of the Premier League, including a couple of 4-0 drubbings, and we fear the Magpies face more misery on their return to St Mary’s Stadium.

Saints have been playing much better than their bare results suggest and this is a golden opportunity for them to kick-start their campaign.

The hosts have some talented individuals and 4/5 is a fair enough price to get the vote in our Southampton vs Newcastle betting predictions.

A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds

Southampton’s 2-1 loss at Stoke was a familiar story, with Mauricio Pellegrino’s side enjoying more than 70 per cent of the possession but unable to put their chances away.

“We deserved a little bit more,” insisted Pellegrino. “We controlled the ball and put them under pressure. We were unlucky at the end but we played with character and gave everything.”

The big plus point from that fixture was seeing Virgil van Dijk back at his commanding best in the heart of defence, even if he did give away a penalty which Saido Berahino failed to convert.

Saints had previously managed to grind out a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace and put plenty of pressure on Manchester United before going down by the same scoreline.

The international break gives Southampton a chance to regroup, take stock and work on some attacking tactics and we believe there is much more to come from this team.

An early goal would help to get the fans on side and 9/5 for the hosts to be leading at half-time and full-time is included in our Southampton vs Newcastle betting tips.

A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds

Newcastle will be more than content with being in the top half of the table at this stage but the feeling is that Rafael Benitez will have to rely on home form this term.

Admittedly, the Magpies did pick up a win at Swansea last month but 1-0 defeats at fellow new-boys Huddersfield and Brighton do not augur well.

United rode their luck in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool before the international break and were carved open time and time again by the Reds.

Southampton have a similar slick passing style and plenty of pace coming through from midfield, now we just need some clinical finishing.

If things do click in that department, 21/10 for Saints to oblige by more than one goal could prove a snip in the Southampton vs Newcastle odds.

Robert Pires prediction: Southampton 1-2 Newcastle

Additional stats

Last result:

Stoke 2-1 SOUTHAMPTON – Maya Yoshida

NEWCASTLE 1-1 Liverpool – Joselu

Head-to-head: Southampton 3-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-2 Southampton, Newcastle 1-2 Southampton, Southampton 4-0 Newcastle, Southampton 4-0 Newcastle, Newcastle 1-1 Southampton

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.