Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(38) 22 Goals 38 (51)
(29) 17 Assists 20 (32)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
30.9 Average Age 30.8
182.1 Average Height (cm) 180.2
(0.7) 0.9 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(49%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 49% (48%)
(1.1) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.9 (0.8)
(1.2) 1.1 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Newcastle
Southampton
Player Reason Status Rating
Jamaal Lascelles Out 6.7
Matt Ritchie Out 6.81
Florian Lejeune Doubtful 6.51
DeAndre Yedlin Doubtful 6.33
Player Reason Status Rating
Stuart Armstrong Out 6.66
Sofiane Boufal Doubtful 6.52

Team News

Newcastle
Southampton
  • Steve Bruce could make two changes to the side that beat Sheffield United on Thursday night.
  • Andy Carroll started the victory at Bramall Lane, but Bruce may opt against using the striker too frequently in quick succession following a number of injuries, with Joelinton in line to start.
  • Emil Krafth replacing Javier Manquillo at right-back is possible alteration for Bruce.
  • Jamaal Lascelles and Matt Ritchie remain out, while Florian Lejeune and DeAndre Yedlin are doubts.
  • Stuart Armstrong misses out for Southampton once again, while Sofiane Boufal remains a doubt with a toe issue.
  • After securing a second successive Premier League win in midweek, head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl could name the same XI that beat Norwich.

Prediction

  • A 2-0 win at Sheffield United on Thursday night means Newcastle have now won three of their last five top-flight matches. Back at St. James' Park, they'll be out to maintain their commendable home form, with the Magpies now unbeaten in six in the league.
  • Southampton have failed to win their last four on the road, but back-to-back league wins has seen them move one point above the relegation zone. Saints have failed to win 12 of their last 13 trips to Newcastle, so that poor away run may continue here.
  • Indeed, Newcastle's good run is set to continue here at Saints' expense.
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