The Carabao Cup is just days away from announcing its finalists for this season and Newcastle United are aiming for their first major achievement under Arab ownership. The cast of magpies is very well placed in the Premier League, but the truth is that those led by Eddie Howe look much closer to getting the cupbearer title. Southampton wants to mend their bad league campaign and come back is the goal. Game at 3:00 pm, Colombian time this January 31.
Newcastle vs. southampton
It is no secret to anyone that Newcastle has the desire, not only because of the difference of 24 points in the Premier League, but also because they will close at home with a previous result in their favour. In a nutshell, the cast of the magpies has already done the most difficult thing, but it should not be trusted because Southampton starred in the coup of the season by eliminating Manchester City of this same cup competition.
Newcastle have not lost since January 7 against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup and their campaign after Qatar 2022 has been quite positive under Eddie Howe. The English cast has drawn an unbeaten goal in eight of the nine games played, so they will reach the semifinal match with a strong record that is in their favor. In addition, Miguel Almirón and company have not played since January 24, so they arrive at the game with almost a week off.
Consecutively, Newcastle have not conceded a goal in the last four official matches and three of them have been won, one against Southampton in the first leg. Of course, it is important to highlight that the team at St James Park does not usually score goals and their last great result was on December 26 when they beat Leicester 0-3. In direct confrontations against Southampton, the magpies have won four of the last five games, but only one was at home. The other was tied 2-2.
Southampton has just lost the first leg of this semifinal at home, so they will have to look for a comeback away from home, something that seems unlikely. The Saints team left home 0-1 down, a score that materialized thanks to the scoring appearance of Brazilian Joelinton. Nathan Jones’s team don’t have a good time in the Premier League, so it’s now or never.
Although his present is not entirely good in the main tournament of England, Southampton have won three of their last five games, only one of them away. The English club beat Blackpool a few days ago in the FA Cup and ended a run of two consecutive defeats against Newcastle in the first leg and Aston Villa on the Premier League date, both games at home.
Southampton’s most recent victory away from home was on January 14 against Everton, a game that was 1-2 at Goodison Park with a double from Ward-Prowse, historical reference of the club. Be careful with the data, because Southampton will have to come back from the series against Newcastle and precisely their three most recent victories have been with two goals in favor, one of them against Manchester City 2-0. In this sense, nobody rules out that there is a feat in St James Park, but the bets in England point to the local.
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betting Newcastle vs. southampton
For this game we will go with the local Newcastle, remembering that he plays at home, he has not lost to Southampton in the last five games, he has only conceded a goal in one of the last nine games and, as the icing on the cake, he reaches the second leg with the result in favor achieved as a visitor. The cast of Arabs has everything to pull it off and the data is totally on their side, so there should be no surprises at tea time.
Regarding the topic goals, Neither Newcastle nor Southampton are good at scoring, but in a series that is partially 0-1, it will be interesting to see how they perform, one trying to come back and the other trying to ensure his classification to the final. The recommendation is to bet on less than 2.5 goals, considering the parity that may exist between both forces.