2019-20 Premier League – Newcastle vs Southampton Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Newcastle vs Southampton kick off? Sunday 8th December, 2019 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is Newcastle vs Southampton being played? St. James' Park

What TV channel is Newcastle vs Southampton on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Newcastle vs Southampton in the UK? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Newcastle vs Southampton?

Newcastle – https://book.nufc.co.uk/en-GB/categories/Home%20Tickets

Southampton – https://southamptonfc.com/tickets/match-tickets

What was the score in the last meeting between Newcastle & Southampton? Newcastle 3-1 Southampton

THE TEAM NEWS

NEWCASTLE

  • Newcastle return to St. James' Park where they are unbeaten in six matches and drew with champions Man City in their last home game.
  • Boss Steve Bruce will carefully manage the fitness of his players especially as they will have one less day of rest compared to Southampton.
  • Bruce has options to rotate in midfield especially as the Longstaff brothers could well feature if he decides to freshen the team up here.

Predicted line-up (5-4-1): Dubravka; Javi Manquillo, Clark, Fernandez, Dummett, Willems; Almiron, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton

Unavailable: Ritchie (Injured), Lascelles (Injured), Lejeune (Injured)

Doubtful: Yedlin (Injured), Saint-Maximin (Injured), Carroll (Injured)

SOUTHAMPTON

  • Southampton have picked up seven points from their last three matches as the pressure has eased on boss Ralph Hasenhuttl somewhat.
  • Danny Ings scored once again in the 2-1 home win over Norwich in midweek which was his seventh league goal in his last nine matches.
  • After back-to-back victories, Hasenhuttl will be tempted to name the same starting eleven for this long trip up North to face Newcastle.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): McCarthy; Cedric, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond; Ings, Long

Unavailable: Armstrong (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

It has been an up and down start for both of these sides but there are positive signs for both as they try to edge away from the drop zone. Newcastle are making St. James' Park something of a fortress, however, and they will fancy their chances of extending their six-match unbeaten run at home.

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