Newcastle v Southampton Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th April 2019

Saints can earn a point on Tyneside

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Newcastle v Southampton Betting Tips – Premier League, 20th April 5.30pm

This will be a battle between two sides who have done really well to ease the relegation concerns. Neither of them are actually mathematically safe just yet so there is work to be done, but neither look likely to really get sucked down into big trouble. As the Saints are closer to the drop zone, avoiding defeat is more important to them. Read our predictions for Newcastle v Southampton.

Newcastle v Southampton Betting Odds*

Newcastle 7/5
Draw 11/5
Southampton 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)

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Newcastle News and Form

Newcastle picked up three points with an away success at Leicester in the league in their last match. They had put together a five-match winning streak at home before they suffered a setback in their last home game against Crystal Palace. Newcastle are W7D1 L9 at St James’ Park this season in the top flight. Of their home defeats this season, six of them have happened against teams currently in the top eight. Considering they are taking on Southampton who are down in the bottom half with them, it may put the Magpies in good stead to get a result.

Newcastle have been goal shy with them only coming up with 19 goals in their 17 home games this season. But their defence hasn’t been bad really on the other hand. Newcastle have taken a clean sheet in three of their last five wins. In total, they have taken a clean sheet in 29% of their home games. Both teams have scored in just 41% of Newcastle’s home games. Four of Newcastle’s seven home wins have been by a one-goal margin and they have scored 63% of their home goals in the second period of matches.

Newcastle v Southampton Head to Head

There was a 0-0 draw at St Mary’s between them earlier this season
Newcastle are undefeated in three against Southampton
Newcastle won this corresponding fixture last season 3-0
The Saints have won only one of their last fourteen trips to St James’ Park

 

Key-Facts – Newcastle v Southampton

  • Newcastle have won five of their last six home games
  • The Magpies have lost two home games against sides 9th or lower
  • Southampton have won three of their last four league games

 

Southampton News and Form

Southampton were 3-1 winners at home against Wolves in their last game, and that was a result which gave them a big lift. Southampton have won three of their last four league games, the one that they didn’t in that sequence ended in a defeat against Liverpool. The Saints did get a victory in their last away game which was at the slumping Brighton. However, they had only gone D1 L2 before that. Southampton have managed to pick up just the four away successes this season in the top flight.

Overall this season Southampton have an away record of W4 D3 L9 this season. Considering that they have picked up and away record of W2 D2 L2 in their last six on the road, there has been a significant improvement from them over the second half of the season. The Saints average exactly a goal per game on the road this season, but they have conceded heavily at an average of 1.75 per fixture. Home and away in the league, the Saints have scored in their last six games and they will expect to have enough about them to avoid defeat at least on their trip to St James’ Park.

Newcastle v Southampton Tips & Odds

Under 1.5 goals at 2/1
Draw match outright at 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)

Newcastle v Southampton Predictions

Draw: Newcastle home form has been good recently, but Southampton have a bit of grit about them these days. The first meeting between them this season was a draw and another draw in this meeting on Tyneside would suit both of them nicely.


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