Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 36 Goals 23 (43)
(24) 16 Assists 8 (23)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
25.5 Average Age 27.2
183 Average Height (cm) 183.6
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 1.2 (1.1)
(50%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 49% (49%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.6)
(1.8) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Richard Chaplow Out 6.02
Frazer Richardson Out 6.45
Player Reason Status Rating
Yohan Cabaye Out 7.2
Ryan Taylor Out 6.54
Dan Gosling Out 6.1
Haris Vuckic Out N/A
James Perch Out 6.57
Hatem Ben Arfa Out 7.07
Shola Ameobi Out 6.39
Fabricio Coloccini Out 6.79
Jonás Gutiérrez Doubtful 6.85

Team News

  • Richard Chaplow has joined Frazer Richardson on the sidelines, and both will miss out here, though the latter is back from injury and merely in need of training to get his fitness up.
  • After a great result in winning 3-1 at Loftus Road last time out, there is every reason for Nigel Adkins to retain the same lineup that he fielded for that game.
  • Jason Puncheon was a constant threat in that game and he could be key once again here.
  • Newcastle's injury problems and mounting fixture schedule has seenthem lose their last 2 matches, and their worries continue here.
  • Coloccini remains suspended so Taylor and Williamson will continue at centre back.
  • Jonas Gutierrez is a doubt, so Shane Ferguson or Sammy Ameobi could play on the left if the Argentinian does not make it.
  • Hatem Ben Arfa has also been ruled out through injury.

Prediction

  • Nigel Adkins will be hoping his Southampton side can build on an impressive and morale boosting win at QPR last week that did not move them up the table but took them 4 points clear of the Hoops at the bottom.
  • Newcastle, meanwhile, have been ravaged by injuries in recent weeks and have struggled as a result, losing their last two games when many would have expected a full strength Magpies side to win both.
  • Alan Pardew's side have slipped to 12th in the table, finely poised, 5 points off the Europa League spots and the relegation zone. They have the strikers to hurt an error prone Southampton back line, but also a defence capable of conceding to their dangerous attack. Thus, expect goals for both sides, and possibly a stalemate.
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