Kick-off: 1500, 06/02/2021
Stadium: St James’ Park
TV: BT Sport
Injury-hit Southampton were left shell-shocked by Tuesday’s 9-0 drubbing at Manchester United and are worth taking on when visiting Newcastle.
Saints will also now be without the suspended Alexandre Jankewitz and Jan Bednarek and have lost on their last three Premier League trips to St James’ Park.
Getting 19/10 for the Magpies looks a gift for our first Newcastle vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle were left frustrated by a 2-1 midweek loss to Crystal Palace at this venue, having led through a second-minute strike from Jonjo Shelvey.
The Magpies went on to have 61 per cent of the possession and a further 20 attempts on goal, as they had the better of the game, particularly after the break.
However, Jairo Riedewald blasted the visitors level from 25 yards and Gary Cahill headed in what proved the decider during a four-minute spell.
Steve Bruce told Match of the Day: “Frustrated and disappointed, as our performance didn’t deserve for us to be beat.
“We had 10 minutes where we went too deep and let in sloppy goals. In this league, that punishes you.
“Our performance levels have been better certainly over the last few weeks, but as often in the Premier League, it’s defining moments.
“Apart from that 10-minute spell, we had the better chances and should have taken something from the game.”
United remain too close to the drop zone for comfort, but had enjoyed an excellent 2-0 triumph at Everton before losing to Palace.
We’re hoping they can stay positive and 21/20 for them to score first takes the eye from the Newcastle vs Southampton odds.
Last Newcastle line-up: Darlow, Clark, Schar, Lewis, Manquillo, Shelvey, Hayden, Hendrick, Fraser, Almiron, Wilson.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton travelled to Old Trafford without a number of players, with Jannik Vestergaard, Kyle Walker-Peters, Theo Walcott, Oriol Romeu and Ibrahima Diallo among those sidelined.
Jankewitz was then dismissed after just 82 seconds following a horror tackle on Scott McTominay and Saints were made to pay.
To add insult to injury, Bednarek followed up an own goal by receiving a harsh red card late on for the slightest of touches on Anthony Martial in the box, although his suspension has at least been overturned.
For Ralph Hasenhuttl, it was the second 9-0 thrashing of his two-year reign, having gone down by the same scoreline at home to Leicester in October 2019.
“We lost again in a horrible way,” the Saints boss said. “The same story, one man down – this time was after two minutes. Then 90 minutes can be long in the Premier League.
“I couldn’t help them from outside because I had no alternatives, I had no (experienced) players on the bench.
“No alternatives in the defence to defend better. A little bit helpless.
“But in the end, it’s a little bit different situation to the first time because we’ve played a good season so far and we are in a position in the table where we haven’t been for a long time.”
Southampton are sitting comfortably in mid-table, but that was a fourth consecutive league defeat and we fear the slide could continue on Tyneside.
Let’s finish off our Newcastle vs Southampton betting tips by taking 10/1 for a 2-1 home win, as it was in this fixture last term.
Last Saints line-up: McCarthy, Bertrand, Stephens, Bednarek, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo, Armstrong, Ramsay, Jankewitz, Ings, Adams.
NEWCASTLE 1-2 Crystal Palace – Jonjo Shelvey
MAN UTD 9-0 Southampton
Head-to-head: Southampton 2-0 Newcastle, Southampton 0-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-1 Southampton, Newcastle 3-1 Southampton
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