Premier League: Newcastle v Southampton match preview
A look ahead to this weekend’s fixture at St. James’ Park
Friday 13 December 2013
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has called his sacking by Southampton in 2010 “an injustice”, and he will be hoping to prove the point to his former employers when they make the long trip up to St. James’ Park this weekend.
Newcastle and Southampton currently sit side by side in the Premier League (in seventh and eighth place respectively) but is the Magpies who head into this one as the team in form. Alan Pardew’s men have won five of their last six games - a run which has seen them supplant the Saints as this season’s outside bet for a European place.
Southampton have picked up just one point from a possible 12 in recent outings, however their impressive performance in a 1-1 draw with Manchester City last week has come as a timely reminder to Pardew of just how high the Saints have climbed in the three years since he was given the boot.
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Newcastle 4 (Sissoko, Cisse, Cabaye, Hooiveld og) Southampton 2 (Schneiderlin, Lambert), Premier League, February 2013
Southampton 2 (Lallana, Ramirez) Newcastle 0, Premier League, November 2012
Newcastle 1 (Dyer) Southampton 0, FA Cup, February 2006
Southampton have not won at St. James’ Park in 9 attempts.
19 of Newcastle’s 20 league goals have been scored by Frenchmen.
Remy is joint-third top scorer in the Premier League – tied with Ramsey, Rooney, Sturridge and Lukaku on 8.
Lambert has four goals and four assists in the Premier League so far this season.
Newcastle win: 2.3
Southampton win: 2.87
TV: Highlights on BBC 1 at 10.25pm
Latest in Sport
David Moyes sacked: Louis van Gaal and Carlo Ancelotti head wish list at Manchester United as Ryan Giggs is ruled out
Liverpool v Chelsea: Jose Mourinho threatens to play weakened side at Anfield after losing Petr Cech and John Terry during Atletico Madrid tie
David Moyes sacked: Ruthless decision to sack manager was made by club over two months ago
Liverpool transfer news: Brendan Rodgers to be given record funds to prepare for Champions League
David Moyes sacked: Manchester United's potential summer transfer targets as season hits a new low
- 1 William Shakespeare's 450th birthday: 50 everyday phrases that came from the Bard
- 2 David Cameron's constituency office calls police on food bank campaigners Bishop of Oxford and Reverend Keith Hebden
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Women take on Bear Grylls over 'sexist' male-only desert island show
- 5 Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Concerns grow among search officials that missing jet ‘may have landed somewhere else’
Ukip election posters: Nigel Farage defends 'racist' campaign anti-immigration campaign ahead of Europe elections
Is Britain really a land of God? Furious debate after David Cameron claims we are a Christian country
Ukip leader Nigel Farage defends employing German wife, at launch of anti-immigration poster campaign
An open letter to Nigel Farage: you may smile, but I am not seduced
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
David Cameron's constituency office calls police on food bank campaigners Bishop of Oxford and Reverend Keith Hebden