Newcastle United are up against Southampton at St James’s Park looking to keep the Saints’ rise up the table in check. Newcastle remain two points ahead of Southampton after having played a game more than the Saints, but relegation trouble appears to have subsided for the Magpies with the team holding a seven-point advantage in the last four games. Southampton have five points separating them from the bottom three but Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have a game in hand. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Newcastle came up with a brilliant 1-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium to end any fears about relegation for the time being. This was the second win in five matches for the Magpies.
Southampton produced a magnificent performance to beat Wolves 3-1 at the St Mary’s Stadium. Ralph Hasenhuttl celebrated enjoy as the team picked up a third victory in four matches to give themselves a huge breathing space from the drop zone.
The recent match between Southampton and Newcastle turned out to be a goalless draw. This fixture at the St Mary’s Stadium was preceded by the meeting at St James’ Park when Newcastle picked up a 3-0 victory. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
This is a game between two teams that can produce a strong performance on their day. Newcastle have been able to pick up five wins in the last six matches at home. Meanwhile, Southampton’s high pressing game has seen them lose away only to Arsenal and Manchester United in the last seven games. Southampton have more need for three points with the team closer to the relegation zone than Newcastle, but the St James’ Park has seen Southampton on the winning side only once in five matches. Our preview would pick a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Newcastle United win odds: 2.55
Southampton win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
Newcastle had a strong performance against Leicester and could have scored a couple of more goals. Southampton have been able to make the most of players like Nathan Redmond and Danny Ings enjoying a good run of form. The Saints, though, have not been great at scoring away goals. Our correct score prediction would pick a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been over 2.5 goals in four out of the last five meetings between Southampton and Newcastle at St James’ Park. Even though both teams have been able to open up a buffer over the relegation zone, they are not mathematically clear from the relegation trouble. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Salomon Rondon came close to breaking the deadlock against Leicester City with a thumping freekick and the 29-year-old could have scored 10 league goals for the first time in the Premier League. Rondon scored two goals in three appearances against Southampton during the 2017-18 campaign when he was playing for West Brom. These happen to be his only goals against the Saints. However, our first goalscorer prediction would back Salomon Rondon due to his recent form.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Salomon Rondon at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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