Premier League In Focus – Southampton vs Newcastle Preview

When? Sunday 15th October, 16:00 (UK)

Where? St Mary’s Stadium

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

Southampton -

Newcastle – Sold out

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Southampton W4, D1
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Southampton W15, Newcastle W11, D6
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Southampton W37, Newcastle W36, D21

This will be the sixth out of eight Premier League fixtures that Newcastle have played on a Sunday this season. From the five previous games they have played on this day of the week they have won one, drawn one and lost three.

Newcastle have not beaten Southampton in their last six attempts, with their last victory over the Saints coming back in February 2012 when they were 4-2 winners at St James’ Park.

Southampton have only found the net on five occasions this season - an average of 0.71 goals per game. At the other end they have conceded seven goals - an average of 1 goal against per game.

No Southampton player has scored more than one Premier League goal this season.

Mauricio Pellegrino’s side have only won once in their last five league outings and have only scored twice during that period.

Newcastle are one of only four teams who have managed to win three successive fixtures in the Premier League this season (the others being Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea)

Newcastle have scored seven goals this season - an average of 1 goal per game, and have conceded six at the other end - an average of 0.86 goals against per game.

Newcastle’s Mikel Merino has won possession in the midfield third more times than any other player in the Premier League this season (35).

Both times Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has scored in the Premier League this season it has been the winning goal (goals against both Swansea and Stoke).

Southampton have the fourth highest average Premier League possession this season – 57%

Newcastle’s Republic of Ireland duo Robert Elliot and Ciaran Clark have currently played every minute of the Premier League season, while the same can be said for Southampton’s Fraser Forster and Oriel Romeu.

March 2016 was the last time these two sides met and it was Southampton who came away with all three points thanks to a 3-1 win at St Mary’s. Defeat for Newcastle was a ninth successive away defeat as they slid closer to relegation.