Premier League Preview for Newcastle United v Southampton along with Predictions for every result in the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week.
Newcastle go into week 16 of the Premier League sitting at the top of the current form table based on their last six results giving them a record of 5-0-1. They are yet another team to get a historic win over Manchester United at Old Trafford with their 1-0 in Saturday’s early game. In their home matches this season they have failed to score two goals in only their first two of the season. Their one home loss in the EPL this season came in the 3-2 to Hull City which was the start of five straight home matches scoring two goals.
Southampton’s great start to the season was brought to a halt in their last four matches during which they have gone 0-1-3 having lost three consecutive to Arsenal (2-0), Chelsea (3-1) and Aston Villa (3-2). In away matches this season they have gone 2-2-3 with their last two away matches resulting in losses. They have not scored more than one goal in any away Premier League match this season.
My prediction is for a Newcastle United win. Southampton have been a possession based team this season with a lot of passing and moving, which is great, but this will play in Newcastle’s favor. Newcastle has an average possession of 46% this season and tend to sit back and hold off their opponents while letting them wear themselves out before breaking late and using counter attacking. Newcastle is weak in defending set pieces which could be Southampton’s best chance for scoring.
Betting Odds: Newcastle win: 2.38-2.45; Draw: 3.30-3.40; Southampton: 2.98-3.10
Form: Newcastle (W, W, W, W, L, W) Southampton (D, W, L, L, L, D)
Prediction: Newcastle United 2 – 1 Southampton
Return to Premier League Previews for Week 16