Southampton vs Newcastle United Match Analysis and Prediction

Newcastle United will be looking to move further away from the relegation zone when they travel to face Southampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium for their Premier League clash on Thursday.

The hosts went down to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa in their most recent fixture, while Newcastle kept their run with a 2-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Neither Ralph Hasenhuttl nor the Southampton supporters could have predicted the peformance witnessed at Villa Park, as former Saints talisman ran his old employers ragged.

Danny Ings got a goal with two assists to his name to show his former club what they are missing, with Philippe Coutinho, Ollie Watkins and Douglas Luiz also geeting on the scoresheet for Aston Villa to bring Southampton crashing to earth.

Hasenhuttle’s side had managed to secure five wins from six before their trip to Villa Park, so the manner of their capitulation against the Lions was quite the shock to the system.

However, Southampton’s strong run of form has allowed them to cement themselves in the top half of the rankings in ninth place on 35 points, and they will certainly welcome the return of home comforts this week.

It would have been some story to see Newcastle participate in the second division of English football after becoming one of the richest clubs in the world, but Eddie Howe’s January acquisitions are finally proving fruitful for the in-form Magpies.

A seven-point gap now separates Newcastle from the relegation zone as they prepare to push further up the Premier League table in the coming years.

Southampton and Newcastle played out a 2-2 draw at St James’ Park earlier in the season, and the Saints have only won one of their nine with the Magpies in the league, although that came at St Mary’s 2-0 last season.

Southampton vs Newcastle United head to head

The two teams have previously met on 68 occasions, where Newcastle are leading with 27 victories while Southampton have won 23, and they have drawn in 18. Southampton have scored 96 goals and conceded 104. In their last five meetings, Newcastle have won three, Southampton once and they have drawn once.

Newcastle United 2-1 Southampton 08/12/19

Southampton 0-1 Newcastle United 07/03/20

Southampton 2-0 Newcastle United 06/11/20

Newcastle United 3-2 Southampton 06/02/21

Newcastle United 2-2 Southampton 28/08/21

Southampton latest home form

Southampton have been on a good run of form at home, having been unbeaten in their twelve most recent matches. They recently defeated Coventry City 2-1 after extra time in the FA Cup. In their last five matches, they have won four and drawn one scoring 10 goals and conceding three.

Southampton 1-1 Manchester City 22/01/22

Southampton (E)2-1 Coventry City 05/02/22

Southampton 2-0 Everton 19/02/22

Southampton 2-0 Norwich City 25/02/22

Southampton 3-1 West Ham United 02/03/22

Southampton latest away form

The Saints have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just two of their five most recent away matches. They lost their last league away game 4-0 to Aston Villa. In their last five, they have won two, drawn one and lost two.

Swansea City 2-3(E) Southampton 08/01/22

Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Southampton 15/02/22

Tottenham Hotspur 2-3 Southampton 09/02/22

Manchester United 1-1 Southampton 12/02/22

Aston Villa 4-0 Southampton 05/03/22

Newcastle United latest home form

Newcastle have recently been on a good run of form at home, having been unbeaten in their four most recent matches. Their last home defeat came 1-0 against Cambridge United in the FA Cup on January 8. In their last five, they have won three, drawn one and lost one.

Newcastle United 0-1 Cambridge United 08/01/22

Newcastle United 1-1 Watford 15/01/22

Newcastle United 3-1 Everton 08/02/22

Newcastle United 1-0 Aston Villa 13/02/22

Newcastle United 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion 05/03/22

Newcastle United latest away form

The Magpies have most recently been on a good form on the road, having been unbeaten in their three most recent away form. Their last away defeat came on December 16 when they lost 3-1 to Liverpool. In their last five matches, they have scored five goals and conceded eight.

Leicester City 4-0 Newcastle United 12/12/21

Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle United 16/12/21

Leeds United 0-1 Newcastle United 22/01/22

West Ham United 1-1 Newcastle United 19/02/22

Brentford 0-2 Newcastle United 26/02/22

Southampton news

Centre-back Mohammed Salisu was absent against Aston Villa with a tight hamstring and will need to be assessed ahead of this game, but defender Lyanco is definitely out.

Shane Long and Nathan Tella remain doubts, while Fraser Forster may be replaced by Alex McCarthy in goal who recovers from his thigh injury.

Newcastle United news

Newcastle’s Jamal Lewis, Callum Wilson, Isaac Hayden and Kieran Trippier remain out for the long-term, and it may still be too soon for Matt Ritchie to come back from his knee issue.

One change can be expected in the final third, with Allan Saint-Maximin likely to replace Jacob Murphy on Thursday.

Prediction and Odds

Southampton rarely come away from St Mary’s without anything to show for their efforts, and we could not rule them out against a resurgent Newcastle side.

Newcastle have recently put together some good performance, something the will want to maintain on Thursday, and we expect them to collect  at least a point.

Odds: 2.35 2.05 2.10

Probable outcomes

Southampton 0-0 Newcastle United

Southampton 1-1 Newcastle United

Southampton 2-2 Newcastle United

Southampton 1-0 Newcastle United

Southampton 1-2 Newcastle United

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