It would be honest to mention that there was heaps of resistance from the Newcastle fans once Steve Bruce replaced Rafael Benitez as head coach, however things square measure setting out to research for the Magpies when a tricky begin to the season.
Since drawing 1-1 reception to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the tip of Gregorian calendar month, urban center have won 3 of their 5 Premier League matches, suffering only one defeat within the method.
They command Manchester town to a 2-2 draw at St James’ Park last weekend before recording a powerful 2-0 win at Sheffield United on Th night. There was quite a touch of conflict concerning the team’s second of the night through Jonjo Shelvey, however Allan Saint-Maximin had already sent the guests ahead.
Bruce’s team are currently in eleventh position within the table with nineteen points, a similar range as Arsenal and Sheffield United. The Magpies are solely four points off fifth-placed Wolves, meanwhile, that is a sign of simply however quickly things will amendment at this level of soccer.
A win for Newcastle this weekend might really move them as high as sixth looking on alternative results, and therefore the Magpies are unconquered against Southampton since April 2016, winning 2 of the last 3 Premier League matches between the 2 sides.
Newcastle vs Southampton Line Up
Newcastle United expected starting lineup: Dubravka; Manquillo, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Willems; Almiron; Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton
Southampton expected starting lineup: McCarthy; Cedric; Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Djenepo; Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond; Ings, Long
Week: # 16th Round in Premier League
Stadium: St James’ Park
Referee: David Coote