Newcastle United vs Southampton – Premier League: On a direct matchup to avoid relegation, Newcastle hosts Southampton in the Premier League this Saturday
It is not being easy for Newcastle to return to the elite of English football. Since the start of the season, the team is living on a close fight to avoid relegation and the bottom of the league table.
Newcastle is currently in 16th place with 29 points. They are only 2 points above the relegation zone.
They also aren’t on a great streak of results, only having 1 win on their last 5 matches, although they did get 3 draws in that period, and their only loss was against Liverpool, on the last round.
Playing at home, the team has a negative record with 4 victories, 4 draws and 6 losses, scoring 12 goals and conceding 15 goals.
Latest results – Newcastle Utd:
16.03.2018 PR Tottenham P-P Newcastle Utd
03.03.2018 PR Liverpool FC 2-0 Newcastle Utd
24.02.2018 PR Bournemouth 2-2 Newcastle Utd
11.02.2018 PR Newcastle Utd 1-0 Manchester United
04.02.2018 PR Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle Utd
31.01.2018 PR Newcastle Utd 1-1 Burnley FC
Latest results – Southampton:
03.03.2018 PR Southampton 0-0 Stoke City
24.02.2018 PR Burnley FC 1-1 Southampton
17.02.2018 Cup West Bromwich 1-2 Southampton
11.02.2018 PR Southampton 0-2 Liverpool FC
03.02.2018 PR West Bromwich 2-3 Southampton
31.01.2018 PR Southampton 1-1 Brighton
Also making a disappointing campaign, very different from recent years when they fought for the top of the league table, Southampton is living the reality of the fight to avoid relegation.
The team has 28 points, 1 less than Newcastle, and they sit 1 place below their opponent, the 17th place, which is, the last position outside of the relegation zone.
The team has presented a certain improvement when compared with the more critical moment of the season.
And curiously, just like their opponent, they’ve only suffered 1 loss on their last 5 matches, also against Liverpool. Once again, I see Southampton being overvalued here.
Newcastle United vs Southampton – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Both teams’ campaigns are, like the league table suggests, very similar,
but more than that, I don’t see the visitors here presenting football that justifies these odds. Therefore, the value, in my opinion, is all on the side of the hosts.
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