Southampton were 2-0 up at White Hart Lane before a Christian Eriksen inspired comeback saw the Saints fall to a 3-2 to Tottenham Hotspur. The loss now sees Mauro Pochettino’s side dwelling in mid-table and their slim hopes of Europa League football fading. Nonetheless, a win for Southampton will see them leapfrog opponents Newcastle to eighth. Defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin both missed the Spurs match with knocks and are looking unlikely to feature again. James Ward-Prowse and Jack Cork look set to start in midfield instead.
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Krul, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett, Anita, Tioté, Sissoko, de Jong, Gouffran, Cissé
Papiss Cissé scored a last minute winner last weekend against Crystal Palace but the Tyne-Wear outfit were convincingly beaten 3-0 at home by Everton in mid-week. With Loic Remy injured, the goals seem to have dried up for the Magpies – Newcastle have only score one time in the six games that Remy did not feature. First choice right back Mathieu Debuchy is out with an injury, while left back Davide Santon is ‘touch and go’ for Alan Pardew’s side. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Paul Dummett will deputise in their absence.
Until now, ive not realised how good of a season Newcastle are having: 5points behind United and infront of Southampton, nb.
— Jimmy Cunliffe (@JimmyCunliffe) March 26, 2014
We need to beat Southampton at the weekend, the decent Newcastle team pls show up
— CultOfPersonality (@arforbess) March 26, 2014
Pathetic again from Newcastle. Roll on Saturday nice long trip to Southampton to watch us get stuffed
— Frazer Phipps-Clark (@frazzlenufc) March 25, 2014
Matt Le Tissier scores of the the best ever goals in the Premier League against Newcastle. Watch and enjoy.
Jay Rodriguez continues to make a mockery of his cheap Official Fantasy Premier League price tag (6.9), with his strike against Tottenham in the weekend his third goal in three consecutive games. At home against an out of form Newcastle side, we are backing Rodriguez to hit the net once again.
Southampton vs. Newcastle United: An Alternative Preview
Southampton have lost just one of their last 20 home league games against Newcastle United (W13 D6 L1).
Newcastle have won five and lost just one of their last nine Barclays Premier League games against Southampton.