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With both sides still without a win in the new Premier League season, Newcastle United welcome Southampton to St. James’ Park for the high profile encounter on Saturday.
Steve BruceThe side entered the game after Burnley was knocked out of the EFL Cup on penalties while the Saints scored eight unanswered goals behind Newport County in round two.
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Callum Wilson His ever-growing goals against West Ham United is one of the few things Newcastle fans have had to cheer so far this season as Bruce’s men were ultimately sunk by the Hammers before they last lost 2-0 at Aston Villa over the weekend.
With an EFL Cup game against Burnley that was an ideal opportunity to get the season going, Newcastle put up a reasonably strong team but couldn’t beat the impregnable Wayne Hennesseycontinued to save from Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron in a shootout win for Burnley.
The Magpies 2020-21 season ended with so much promise thanks to the exploits of Joe Willock – whose permanent capture is a vital business for the St. James’ Park team, but three straight defeats at the start of the season is exactly what the Magpies believers would have feared.
Newcastle have only recorded three home wins from twelve Premier League attempts since the turn of the year, but they have scored one goal in eleven of those games and haven’t lost their first three Premier League games since 1999. 2000 season.
With Manchester United and Leeds United coming after the international break, Southampton visit represents Newcastle’s best chance yet of adding some points to the board, but Ralph Hasenhüttl‘s men were spurred on by two striking results.
Mercy is clearly not a word in Southampton’s dictionary as the Saints tried to banish all talk of their infamous 9-0 beating Leicester City and Manchester United by coming out of the right end of the game in one such drubing in Newport.
Hasenhüttl’s team didn’t reach the magic number nine that night, but it did Mohamed ElyounoussiHat trick, Armando Broja‘s bracket and more strikes from Kyle Walker-Peters, Nathan Tella and Nathan Redmond saw them march to an 8-0 victory over their colleagues in the second division.
The record breaking humiliation of Newport by the Saints came days after they managed to beat Manchester United in a 1-1 draw on the St right track.
However, a 3-1 loss to Everton on Matchday 1 extended their streak of league losses to six away games, conceding 18 goals, and have suffered seven straight defeats since their doomed 2004/05 season the street.
Southampton’s record in the Northeast doesn’t bode well for them either, as they have lost their last four to Newcastle at St James’ Park, including a 3-2 loss that game in the 2020-21 season.
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Martin DubravkaThe return to Newcastle has now been complicated while after an infection in his foot wound Karl Darlow is still recovering from a bad coronavirus attack.
Isaac Hayden and Paul Dummett remain doubtful, but have external chances of being eligible for the visit of the saints, however Jonjo Shelvey is expected to be missing around three weeks with another calf injury.
There will be no respite for Freddie Woodman in goal, while Dubravka and Darlow stay out, while Willock should certainly return to the first eleven alongside Almiron, Wilson and Saint-Maximin.
Southampton’s longtime knee victim Will smallbone and Sam McQueen stay in the treatment room while Stuart ArmstrongHis tight calf could jeopardize his chances of a start here.
In his place, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Elyounoussi got another chance to impress after scoring a midweek goal trio, but Broja and Redmond are unlikely to keep their places in the top Adam Armstrong and Che Adams.
To have lost Jannik Vestergaard after Leicester City, Southampton confirm the Brazilian defender’s signing Lyanco on Wednesday but it might be too early to show off the ex-Torino man.
Newcastle United possible starting line-up:
Lumberjack; Fernandez, Lascelles, Clark; Murphy, Willock, Almiron, Longstaff, Ritchie; Wilson, Saint-Maximin
Southampton possible starting line-up:
McCarthy; Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud; Walcott, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi; Adams, Armstrong
Probability: Newcastle United 2-2 Southampton
Newcastle’s outstanding record against Southampton at St James’ Park cannot be missed, but morale in the visitor camp is far higher at this point.
Southampton may be close to it on paper but the home advantage phenomenon is back in full swing when the crowd returns and we can envision a fun encounter that ends all the squares as both sides continue after the elusive seek first victory.
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