Southampton is a bookmakers’ favorite, but we think that Newcastle can win. Why not? Southampton’s shape is not very good right now – four defeats in six rounds. The Magpies won the West Bromwich not long ago and can make troubles to the Saints. Note that in the previous meeting of these rivals, Newcastle has won.
Nathan Redmond, one of the best Southampton’s forward, is injured. At the same time, their defense has some problems. Newcastle’s Lazaro, Saint-Maximin, and Almiron will make the defending weaker.
We are expecting an exciting match at St. Mary’s Stadium and think that bookmakers made mistake or mislead the fans about its outcome. They give only 1.65 for the hosts’ victory. Still, it is more profitable to bet on the guests with a handicap (+1) with a rate of 1.75.