Newcastle vs Southampton
Saturday 20th April
The Premier League – St James’ Park
BT Sport 1 – 5:30pm
Newcastle vs Southampton: After vital wins last weekend, Newcastle and Southampton will be looking to secure their Premier League status as the pair go head to head at St James’ Park.
Newcastle secured an all-important three points away at Leicester City last Friday, with Ayoze Perez’s header the difference. That result has left Rafa Benitez’s side 15th in the Premier League table, seven points clear of Cardiff City, with four games to play. At home, they have won four of their last five games, which has been the catalyst for their improved form that guided them to safety. The Toon Army need just a couple more points to be certain of their safety but they look to be playing top-flight football against next season. The main question on all the supporters’ lips, is Rafa staying? The Spaniard’s contract is up at the end of the season and he is yet to sign an extension. If Newcastle want to keep their star coach, Mike Ashley will have to make some assurances over money to invest in the squad this summer.
Southampton have similarly been revitalised under Ralph Hasenhüttl. The Saints defeated Wolves last weekend 3-1, moving them further clear of danger. They find themselves one place and two points behind their weekend opponents and five clear of safety. Southampton have won four of their last six games, which is the form that has lifted them clear of the drop zone. It has been their record at St Mary’s which has been the main difference, although they have only lost two of their last seven on the road.
Anthony Taylor is the referee for this fixture. The Englishman has officiated 44 top-flight matches this season. In that time, he has accumulated an average booking points total of 31.9. Therefore, I would advise a maximum of 50+ total points for this fixture.
Both these sides are in decent form and know another win or a few draws will ensure their Premier League status. With that in mind, I think this one will end all square, which suits both teams.
Newcastle vs Southampton will be televised live in the UK on BT Sport 2 with kick off at 17:15 BST.
Prediction: Newcastle 1-1 Southampton
Suggested Tips – Newcastle vs Southampton – (BET365):
- Correct score: Draw – 1-1 – (link no longer available).
- First Goalscorer – Salomon Rondon- (link no longer available).
Suggested Tips – Newcastle vs Southampton – (SKYBET):
- Correct Score Group Betting – Newcastle United to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 – 21/10.
- Player to score & win – Danny Ings – 7/2.
- Popular Player Stats RequestABets – Rondon to score a header and Ward-Prowse to score from outside the area – 200/1.
- Popular Player Stats RequestABets – A penalty taken and a player sent off – 18/1.
- Price Boosts – James Ward Prowse to score from outside the penalty area – 25/1.
RequestABet Specials Up to 10/1 – BTTS, 4+ corners each team and 20+ booking points each team – 38/1. (NAP).
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