Football Prediction Southampton – Newcastle
Southampton will face Newcastle in the English League Cup on 24 January. Who will reach the final and what are the best bets on the game? — the answer is in our football prediction.
On November 6, Southampton could not resist in a duel with today’s opponent in a Premier League match, in which they lost with a score of 1:4. Today there is a chance to avenge the defeat in the first round of the championship of England, while reaching the final of the prestigious trophy is at stake. Moreover, the Saints at the last stage defeated the reigning champions of England with a clean sheet, beating Manchester City with a dry score of 2:0.
Nathan Jones’ men could not cope with Nottingham Forest (0:1) in the first match of 2023 in the Premier League, after which they defeated Everton (2:1) on the road. The line of attack looks terrible, which differed 17 times, while the “saints” missed too much. Last weekend, the “red-whites” in their field could not cope with “Aston Villa” (0:1).
Walcott, McCarthy, Bella Cochap, Livramento and Larios, who has a muscle injury, will not be able to play today.
Newcastle have already suffered a fiasco at the stage of 1/32 finals of the FA Cup, where the richest club in the country could not resist the duel with the modest Sheffield Wednesday (1:2). However, the team was lucky with the draw in the English League Cup, where the Magpies beat Leicester 2-0 at the last stage. In the Premier League, the Black and Whites have another record – the team has not conceded a single goal in the last seven matches, which helped to maintain its position in the Champions League zone.
In the first match of 2023, the guests managed to share the tournament points with Arsenal (0:0), after which they defeated Fulham (1:0) and drew against Crystal Palace (0:0) last weekend. For 20 rounds, the guests scored 10 victories and nine peaceful outcomes, which ultimately corresponds to 39 points and third position.
In this duel, Target, Shelvey and Kraft, who has a knee injury, will not be able to enter the field.
Prediction Southampton – Newcastle
The last face-to-face match of the opponents brought an abundance of attacks and scoring chances, while it is impossible not to remember that reaching the final of a prestigious trophy is at stake today. For the guests, this Cup will be proof of the viability and class of the team, while for the Saints, victory and reaching the final may be the only high-profile achievement this season. Most likely, it is the defense that will come to the fore today, which will eventually bring maximum tension away from the goal and 1-2 goals scored.
Our forecast is the total under 2.5 goals and we bet on it through the bookmaker BetKing com lite with a coefficient of 1.89
The status of the cup match and the desire to reach the final of this season can only add motivation to the two clubs. Most likely, due to maximum dedication and character, both teams will be able to please the fans and decide the outcome of the confrontation only in the next match.
Second bet – draw for 3.65