Kick-off: 1500, 07/03/2020
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
Newcastle enjoyed a 3-2 FA Cup win at West Brom in midweek but head to Southampton having failed to score in four straight Premier League matches.
The stats show that no team has taken fewer away shots than the Magpies in this competition and Saints are fancied to capitalise on such short-comings.
Punters can get 17/10 for a home win to nil and that is our initial Southampton vs Newcastle prediction.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton must recover from a 3-1 loss at West Ham, but Ralph Hasenhuttl intends to use that defeat as a wake-up call.
Saints are seven points clear of the relegation zone, but the Austrian head coach is taking nothing for granted.
“If anybody believes we are safe, they have a problem,” he said. “We have to fight for every point.”
On a more positive note, Southampton have won four of their last eight home games and are proving adept at seeing off teams below them in the table.
They have beaten Watford, Norwich and Aston Villa during that period, as well as upsetting Tottenham.
Looking at the Southampton vs Newcastle odds, we like 29/4 for a 2-0 home victory.
Last Saints line-up: McCarthy, Stephens, Bertrand, Bednarek, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Boufal, Hojbjerg, Smallbone, Long, Obafemi.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle qualified for the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2006 after fending off a late West Brom fightback at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night.
Miguel Almiron’s double and Valentino Lazaro helped the Magpies to progress, outclassing their hosts for much of that match.
Manager Steve Bruce believes that cup run can help his side to stay clear of the bottom three, with United currently holding a five-point cushion.
He said: “The Premier League is the most important thing for all of us, make no doubt about that, but it can only help.
“We’ve had a difficult time. The Premier League is very difficult. But we’ve got a decent platform. I know we’re capable of getting the points we need.”
However, Newcastle must transfer that cup form to the top flight before convincing us to side with them.
Even against fellow bottom-half teams, the Magpies haven’t scored a goal before the interval in seven such fixtures.
Let’s finish off our Southampton vs Newcastle betting tips by taking 31/20 for the hosts to lead at half-time and full-time.
Last Newcastle line-up: Darlow, Schar, Lascelles, Manquillo, Rose, Lazaro, Almiron, Longstaff, Bentaleb, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.
West Ham 3-1 SOUTHAMPTON – Michael Obafemi
West Brom 2-3 NEWCASTLE – Miguel Almiron (2), Valentino Lazaro
Head-to-head: Newcastle 2-1 Southampton, Newcastle 3-1 Southampton, Southampton 0-0 Newcastle, Newcastle 3-0 Southampton, Southampton 2-2 Newcastle
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