Southampton prepare to entertain Newcastle United at St. Marys on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Saints are clearly on top, winning 27 and drawing 11 of the 42 games played.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was less than a year ago, in May 2004, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3-3 draw in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Wed 12 May||Southampton||3-3||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 03 Jan||Southampton||0 - 3||Newcastle Utd.||FAC|
|2003/2004||Sat 04 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 0||Southampton||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 14 Dec||Southampton||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 16 Nov||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 11 May||Southampton||3 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 09 Feb||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Southampton are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The away form of Newcastle Utd. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Magpies have hit 8 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Southampton find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 4 points from their 5 matches. Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 5 points from their 5 games played so far,
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
With Southampton only showing average form at home, the Madmen are expecting them to play out a draw. Score draw
|Southampton||Not won in the 3 most recent games.|
|Newcastle Utd.||Not won in previous 9 away matches.|