Newcastle United’s position in the Premier League table and their impeccable defensive record makes it difficult for any side to beat them.
Southampton travel to Newcastle United with the aim of overturning a first-leg deficit in the EFL Cup semi-final. However, it will not be an easy task for the visitors since the second leg contest at St James’ Park will be heavily in favour of the home side due to understandable reasons. Newcastle United’s position in the Premier League table and their impeccable defensive record makes it difficult for any side to beat them.
Add to it Southampton’s struggles in the Premier League this campaign, it will be unlikely to see them cause an upset win at St James’ Park. In the first leg, Newcastle United edged Southampton, thanks to a Joelinton strike. That narrow 1-0 win puts them in the driver’s seat ahead of the second leg. The winner from this contest will take on Manchester United or Nottingham Forest in the final. United had won the first leg 3-0 and seem favourite to reach the final in the other tie.
Both teams are lying in contrasting ends of the table, as the season starts to heat up. Placed third in the standings, Newcastle United have 39 points from 20 games in the Premier League. They have the best defensive record in the Premier League this season after conceding only 11 goals in the league till now. On the other hand, things are not looking good for Southampton. They are placed at the 20th spot in the table with just 15 points from 20 matches.
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Both these clubs have a rich history together with a lot of games that have happened between them over the years in various competitions. A total of 76 matches have taken place between in all competitions and Newcastle United have the upper hand in the proceedings. They have won it 32 times, while Southampton have tasted success on 24 occasions. The remaining 20 games ended in draws. This season they have played each other twice already. First, Newcastle won 4-1 away at Southampton in the Premier League before beating them again – this time in the EFL Cup semifinal first leg.
|Newcastle United won||32|
|Total Newcastle United goals||118|
|Total Southampton goals||103|
|Biggest Newcastle United win||5-0 (2000)|
|Biggest Southampton win||4-0 (2014)|
|Last 5 matches (all competitions)||Results|
|Southampton lose to Newcastle||0-1|
|Southampton lose to Newcastle||1-4|
|Southampton lose to Newcastle||1-2|
|Newcastle draw Southampton||2-2|
|Newcastle beat Southampton||3-2|
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