As the English Premier League proceeds to the 8th game week, St Mary Stadium will be set ablaze on Friday night, 6th November, as Southampton host Newcastle United on their ground, competing for the winner of the tournament. The match between the two sides will be kicking off by 21:00 GMT.
The host, Southampton, who sits in 4th place on the tournament table with 13 points after defeating Aston Villa at home, is looking forward to gaining three more points against Newcastle United. They sit in the 11th position with 11 points on the same table after playing against Everton.
The first day of this month saw that Southampton traveled to locked horns with Aston Villa, which led to a win for the visiting team as they defeated Aston Villa, playing three goals against 4.
In the 90 minutes game between the two sides, Southampton managed 44% ball possession with nine shots on goal, out of which four were on target. Jannik Vestergaard of Southampton was the goal opener of the match who scored the first goal in the 20th minute, followed by James Ward-Prowse’s goals, who scored in the 33rd and 45th minute before Danny Ings netted the last goal for his team in the 58th minute.
As for The Magpies, They hosted Everton on their ground on Sunday, 1st November which led to a win for the host as they played two goals to 1 against the visiting team.
In the match between the two teams, The Magpies had 37% ball possession with 11 shots on goal, out of which four were on target. Callum Wilson was the player who scored the two goals for Newcastle United in the 56th and 84th minute of the game. On the other hand, Everton managed 15 shots on goal, out of which four were on target. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored for Everton in the 90th minute.
According to the teams’ head-to-head statistics from October 2017 to date, we can see that the two teams had clashed six times. In the six meetings, we can see that this has been discouraging for Southampton as they did not win any. Newcastle United had won 4 matches and drawn two against Southampton in their last six meetings.
Looking at the form guide of the two sides, History made it known that Southampton has been trending with an unbeaten record in their last six matches as they had six wins and a draw while Newcastle United has won 3 matches, drawn two and lost one match in their last six games.
Ralph Hasenhüttl will be selecting a squad to combat Newcastle United, excluding Sam McQueen, due to his Cruciate Ligament Rupture.
As for Newcastle United, Steve Bruce will be choosing a team of players to do the work against their opponent, which will be excluding Matt Ritchie and Martin Dubravka due to their respective injuries.
In the game between the two sides, Southampton should press their opponent to make some successful chances to net goals.
For Newcastle United, the reverse might be the case as they might find it difficult to score against Southampton, but we think they should be able to make at least a goal in the game. We think Southampton should be able to defeat its opponent playing three goals to 1.
We predict a match odd of 1.81 for Southampton to win, 4.35 for Newcastle to win, and 3.8 for a draw between them.