Newcastle United are on a three-game losing streak in all competitions as they take on Southampton at St Park on Saturday. James
Newcastle United have had the worst possible start to the season. They conceded defeat in the first two matches of the new Premier League season. West Ham United beat Steve Bruce’s men 4-2 on the opening day before Aston Villa recorded a 2-0 win last weekend.
To make matters worse, Newcastle United crashed out of the EFL Cup on penalties against Burnley. They are currently 18th in the Premier League table as they welcome Saints to St Louis. James
Southampton put in a decisive performance against Manchester United last weekend. In midweek, they sank Newport County to a set of goals in the midweek EFL Cup, beating them 8–0. Mohamed Elyonosi scored a hat-trick as Saints entered the third round of the cup competition.
Ralf Hessenhuttel’s side suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Everton on the opening day of the new Premier League season. But they looked like a well-drilled unit against Manchester United and managed to largely eliminate the Red Devils’ attacking threat.
Southampton have not beaten Newcastle United in their last five games at St Louis Park. James and have lost all four of their last four games.
Newcastle United-Southampton Head to Head
In the last 10 matches between Newcastle United and Southampton, the latter have won only twice. The Magpies won five times and three games ended in a draw.
The two sides last met in February during the 2020-21 season. When Newcastle United beat Southampton 3-2 at St Louis Park. James
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Newcastle United – Southampton Team News
Isaac Haden is a doubt for the game after suffering a knee injury. Jonjo Shelvy has been on the sidelines for some time with a groin injury. Martin Dubravka is out with a foot problem. Paul Dummett and Carl Darlow are close to returning.
Injuries: Jonjo Shelvey, Martin Dubravka,
Doubtful: Isaac Hayden, Paul Dummett, Carl Darlow
Suspension: No one.
Southampton have signed centre-forward Lianka from Turin. Mohamed Elyonosi, who scored a hat-trick in midweek, could return to the squad to replace Stuart Armstrong, who has a calf problem. William Smallbone and Sam McQueen are unavailable.
Injuries: William Smallbone, Sam McQueen
Doubtful: Stuart Armstrong
Suspension: No one.
Newcastle United – Southampton line-ups
Prediction XI Newcastle United (3-5-2): Freddie Woodman; Ciaran Clarke, Jamal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez; Matt Ritchie, Jacob Murphy, Sean Longstaff, Miguel Almiron, Jo…