Opta Stats: Southampton v Newcastle

Southampton manager Mark Hughes.
Can Mark Hughes inspire Southampton when they host Newcastle?

Two struggling teams meet when Southampton host Newcastle. Opta tries to prise them apart.

"Southampton have failed to score in four consecutive Premier League games for the first time since October 2004."

Under 2.5 goals is 1.645/8.

Southampton have lost just one of their 17 home Premier League matches against Newcastle (W12 D4), a 2-1 defeat in September 2004. They are 2.1411/10 to win.

Newcastle won their last Premier League match against Southampton in March (3-0) - they haven't won consecutive league games against them since January 2005. The visitors are 4.1 to claim victory.

Southampton have won 15 Premier League games against Newcastle - at least three more than against any other opponent. You can back them at 1.511/2 in the Draw No Bet market.

Southampton have failed to score in four consecutive Premier League games for the first time since October 2004. Under 2.5 goals is 1.645/8.

Newcastle United have made their worst ever start to a league campaign after nine games (assuming 3 pts/win), picking up just two points from nine Premier League matches. Southampton are 3.55/2 to win half-time/full-time.

Newcastle and Huddersfield are the 15th and 16th teams respectively to fail to win any of their first nine games to a Premier League season - nine of the previous 14 teams to achieve this feat were relegated (64.3%). The draw half-time/Southampton full-time double result is 5.59/2.

Only Steve Wigley (0.69) has averaged a worse points-per-game ratio as Southampton manager in Premier League history than Mark Hughes (0.82). The draw is 3.412/5.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes has won just one of his 13 Premier League meetings with Rafael Benitez (W1 D6 L6), losing both games against Newcastle last season when he was manager of Stoke City. Newcastle are 2.8815/8 in the Draw No Bet market.

Newcastle United have won just once in their last 14 matches in the Premier League (D2 L11). Southampton are 3.39/4 to win to nil.

Danny Ings has scored 50% of Southampton's six Premier League goals this season - only Wilfried Zaha (60% for Crystal Palace) has scored a higher share of his team's goals in the English top-flight in 2018-19. Ings is 3.02/1 to score.

Dan Fitch 2018/19 Season P/L

Staked: 185.00 pts
Returned: 203.90 pts
P/L: +18.90 pts

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