Kick-off: 1730, 20/04/2019
Stadium: St James’ Park
TV: BT Sport
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What Trueform says for Newcastle vs Southampton
Newcastle and Southampton both eased relegation fears with good wins last weekend and have put together a series of solid results recently.
However, we have been visually more impressed by the Saints, as Ralph Hasenhuttl continues to encourage his team to play in a positive manner.
The visitors can be backed at 21/10 to prevail at St James’ Park and that is tempting enough to be our initial Newcastle vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle pulled off a smash and grab success at Leicester last time out, going ahead through Ayoze Perez and then defending resolutely.
The forward’s eighth goal of the season helped to put the Magpies on 38 points and he feels they are now safe.
“It’s fair enough to say we’re a Premier League team again next season, it was a great effort from the lads and a great three points,” Perez said.
“We’re still very professional and know we can get even better, though. We have four to go and we have the ambition to keep climbing the table.”
However, United had previously lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace on Tyneside and were outplayed by Everton here until staging a late rally.
In what could be an open contest, we’re going with 23/4 for an away win and both teams to score from the Newcastle vs Southampton odds.
Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Dummett, Schar, Lascelles, Manquillo, Ki Sung-Yueng, Ritchie, Hayden, Almiron, Rondon, Perez.
Newcastle will have only Florian Lejeune and Sean Longstaff missing, with both suffering from knee injuries.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton are two points below Newcastle after a fine 3-1 triumph over Wolves at St Mary’s Stadium and have a game in hand.
“It’s a massive win for us, but we’ve been speaking about 40 points for safety, so as long as we don’t have that, I won’t celebrate,” insisted Hasenhuttl.
Mark Hughes could only muster three wins in 22 Premier League matches before being sacked, while no-nonsense Austrian Hasenhuttl has already bagged eight in 18.
The last six outings have yielded four victories and two decent efforts in defeat against Manchester United and Liverpool.
Nathan Redmond fired his first top-flight double in two years versus Wolves and Shane Long also struck in another upbeat display.
Redmond failed to find the net under Hughes, but now boasts eight goals in 20 games in all competitions during Hasenhuttl’s tenure.
We’re hoping he can help Saints to oblige 2-1 at 11/1 to finish off our Newcastle vs Southampton betting tips.
Last Southampton line-up: Gunn, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Bednarek, Valery, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Sims, Ings.
Southampton will check on Jannik Vestergaard (groin), but fellow defender Yan Valery has shaken off a thigh problem.
Mario Lemina (abdominal) has stepped up his recovery, while Alex McCarthy, Matt Targett and Charlie Austin are all expected to shake off minor fitness issues.
Leicester 0-1 NEWCASTLE – Ayoze Perez
SOUTHAMPTON 3-1 Wolves – Nathan Redmond (2), Shane Long
Head-to-head: Southampton 0-0 Newcastle, Newcastle 3-0 Southampton, Southampton 2-2 Newcastle
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