Southampton v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th October 2017

Magpies to challenge on the south coast

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Southampton v Newcastle Betting Preview – Premier League 15th October 4.00pm

This should be a tight battle on the south coast between two sides who are decent enough at the back to keep the other at bay. Southampton have struggled as an attacking unit this season to get going and this doesn’t look to be the easiest of games for them to pick up a win in. Newcastle have improved drastically after their tough start to the season and they have locked up well in the defensive department which suggests that they can travel south and hold their own in this one.

Southampton v Newcastle Betting Tips

Southampton are seriously lacking in the attacking department. Well, they have the players there but they aren’t getting the most out of them. Southampton are stuck on five league goals only for the season and three of them came in a home victory over West Ham back in mid-August. The Saints have only managed to net in four of their seven games this season and are going into this home game on the back of two consecutive defeats against Manchester United and Stoke. That equates to three losses in their last four games and the pressure is starting to mount on them. Can they turn things around? Southampton are W1 D1 L2 for the season on home soil and have lost their last two at St Mary’s without having found the back of the net. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 returns a price of 7/10.

Last Six Premier League 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

As a positive for Southampton, they are running in good head to head form against the Magpies. The Saints have remained unbeaten in their last six games in Premier League meetings against Newcastle with a W 4 D2 record and have won their last four on home soil against them and they have been convincing wins too. Southampton have netted at least two goals in each of their last four home wins over Newcastle along with collecting a clean sheet in three of those four wins. Southampton to win to nil at bet365 brings up a price of 2/1. Southampton are not a bad side at the back at all really and they did a pretty good job in limiting Man Utd to a 1-0 victory in their last home game. Manolo Gabbiadini is the 8/5 anytime goalscorer favourite in this fixture with Charlie Austin and Shane Long at 3/2.

Current League Form (most recent last)

Southampton WDLWLL
Newcastle LWWWLD

After suffering back to back losses to kickoff the season with, things were looking like a real struggle for Newcastle back in the top flight. But they responded well and have gone W3 D1 L1 in their last three fixtures, but most of the good work in that stretch of form happened at St James Park. They played out a home 1-1 draw with Liverpool for example just before the international break, but they lost their last away game which was at Brighton. Away from home, they have lost two of their three fixtures and they have scored just the one goal as well which was enough to give them a victory at Swansea. Their defence has looked pretty solid recently to their credit and have conceded only five goals in their last five. Both teams NOT to score at bet365 is a quote of 19/20.

Top Tip:

Newcastle Draw No Bet at 9/4

So this game on the south coast will probably be a tight match up. Can Newcastle find a winner in their ranks to collect what would be a very good three points away from home? Dwight Gayle is their 2/1 shortest priced option in the anytime goalscorer market with Mato Joselu at 11/5. To their credit, Newcastle haven’t been losing at half time in any of their league games this season and that lends value to a good half time draw at bet365 for a price of 5/4 which is very appealing. Newcastle have produced some good attacking stuff in patches this season but they will face a solid defensive unit here. However, while they don’t have head to head form against the Saints and they are underdogs for the game, Newcastle shouldn’t be that far out of contention at all and a bet365 Draw No Bet on the Magpies returns a price of 9/4.

Southampton v Newcastle Betting Odds

Southampton 5/6, Draw 13/5, Newcastle 16/5

Southampton v Newcastle Predictions

Draw: Settle for the draw here. You don’t expect many goals around in games involving Southampton and Newcastle defence has improved drastically recently, enough to suggest that they can go and collect a draw in this one to continue their good stretch of form. The 1-1 correct score has good appeal.