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Newcastle vs Southampton prediction: Can Magpies recover from underwhelming campaign?

Newcastle vs Southampton prediction: Can Magpies recover from underwhelming campaign?

Southampton will be hoping to make a positive mark on their return to the Premier League when they travel to face Newcastle.

Newcastle vs Southampton prediction: Can Magpies recover from underwhelming campaign?

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Newcastle 3-1 Southampton
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Southampton are back in the Premier League and they’ll want to make sure it isn’t a fleeting return. Saints achieved promotion from the Championship at the first time of asking, with Russell Martin showing they were right to pick him to lead them in the second tier.

They did have to go through the play-offs to secure that promotion, beating Leeds in the final, who had finished one place and three points above them in the table. The summer so far has been about adding depth to their squad, which some Championship sides do struggle win when making the step up. But an away trip to Newcastle is a tough start to the season.

Newcastle did have an underwhelming 2023/24 when you compare it to the season before. The Magpies failed to juggle Champions League football and the Premier League, having secured a top-four finish in 2022/23. Newcastle were knocked out of the Champions League in the group stage and finished seventh in the Premier League.

So Eddie Howe’s men will be without European football, which may be seen as a boost for their chances in the Premier League. They can now fully focus on getting back into Europe. But there have been a lot of questions in the summer about what Newcastle need to do with transfers, so the focus has been more about off-field problems rather than planning on the pitch.

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Newcastle to win and BTTS
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Newcastle host Southampton at 3pm on Saturday 17th August at St James’ Park.

The Magpies really like playing Southampton, particularly at St James’ Park. They haven’t lost to Southampton in their past eight home games against Southampton across all competitions, winning twice when they last met in the 2022/23 season in the league and EFL Cup. However, Southampton have scored in each of their past six visits to St James’ Park since a 3-0 defeat in 2018.

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*Odds correct as of 17:15 on 10th July. 18+ only. GambleAware.

Newcastle team news

Lloyd Kelly and Odysseas Vlachodimos have both joined Newcastle this summer, with Lewis Hall’s loan move also made permanent. There have been outgoings at St James’ Park too, but none that would make too much difference to their starting XI.

Southampton team news

Southampton had the big boost of Taylor Harwood-Bellis’ loan move being made permanent, while Adam Lallana has returned to the club. Adam Armstrong will be hoping he can carry his Championship goalscoring form into the Premier League.

Newcastle vs Southampton head-to-head

Since a 2-0 defeat in November 2020, Newcastle have gone unbeaten in their past seven games against Southampton. That includes a run of five consecutive victories heading into this new season.

Newcastle vs Southampton H2H
Date Score Ground
30/04/23 Newcastle 3-1 Southampton St James’ Park, Newcastle
31/01/23 Newcastle 2-1 Southampton St James’ Park, Newcastle
24/01/23 Southampton 0-1 Newcastle St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
06/11/22 Southampton 1-4 Newcastle St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
10/03/22 Southampton 1-2 Newcastle St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
28/08/21 Newcastle 2-2 Southampton St James’ Park, Newcastle

How to watch Newcastle vs Southampton live

Newcastle vs Southampton is scheduled for 3pm on Saturday 17th August but will not be broadcast live in the UK.