Southampton F.C. vs. Newcastle United F.C. - 3/07/20 English Premier League, Preview, Pick, Prediction
3/07/20 10:00 AM ET
Southampton -150, Newcastle +400 -- Over/Under: 2.5
TV: NBC Sports Gold
Southampton F.C. (10-14-4) and Newcastle United F.C. (8-12-8) face off in a Premier League showdown at St. Mary’s Stadium. The game is scheduled to start on Saturday at 10:00 AM Eastern time.
Southampton currently sits with 34 points which is good enough for 13th place in the standings. Southampton has been up and down this season, and when they struggle the defense is usually letting them down.
Against West Ham, Southampton’s defense struggled falling behind early and giving up three goals. Southampton was able to get one goal in the 31st minute, but they only managed to get one other shot on goal.
Newcastle currently sits in 14th place in the standings with 32 points, and they can move into a tie with Southampton with two points in this game. Newcastle played on Tuesday in the FA Cup beating West Brom 3-2.
Maybe that performance against West Brom can give them some confidence because Newcastle has struggled in the Premier League as of late. In Newcastle’s last four games in Premier League action they have failed to score any goals and that is going to need to change or they will continue to fall down the standings.
In Newcastle's last Premier League against Newcastle they only managed seven shots and zero of those went on goal. Newcastle's defense was good enough to get a draw, but they need to find the offense.
Against West Brom, Miguel Almirón scored two goals, and Newcastle needs to find some goal scoring somewhere.
Southampton lost to Newcastle 2-1 in early December, but both teams have changed a lot since that point.
Newcastle’s offense has struggled in the Premier League as of late and it’s not going to change in this game. This is a low total, but with Newcastle failing to hit the back of the net, this game will go under the total.