Newcastle travels to Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium Tuesday, looking to establish a first-leg lead in this EFL (English Football League) Cup semifinal. Our sportsbook offers the best Carabao Cup markets and bonuses.
Let’s check the latest EFL Cup news, stats, injury reports, and England EFL Cup lines for Southampton vs Newcastle. We’ve got plenty of EFL Cup picks for you to consider.
Southampton: Bottom in EPL
The semifinals of the EFL Cup beckon, with Southampton hosting Newcastle United in the first leg of the competition, Both will fancy a chance to add a first EFL Cup trophy to their cabinets.
Southampton was riding a three-game winning streak prior to their 1-0 Premier League defeat to Aston Villa. That included their shocking elimination of Man City in the EFL Cup quarterfinals. Domestic Cups have been a welcome distraction to the Saints, as Nathan Jones’s side previously disposed of Cambridge United, Sheffield Wednesday, and Lincoln City to make it this far. They’re now bidding to reach their first final since the 2016/17 campaign, ultimately losing to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
Strangely, Man City is the only team to have failed to score at St Mary’s in Southampton’s last 15 home matches. They have done very well in Cup competitions this season, despite struggling in the league. Southampton’s spot in recent seasons was in the lower part of the table. Now, the club is in a very awkward situation, and if they continue with such disappointing performances, they could easily get relegated for the first time in 11 years.
So. no matter their good run of form in the Cups, we won’t include them in our soccer picks and parlays. Jones is facing some crucial decisions in the final third, as Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo, both of whom started on the bench in the last out, had the goals against Man City in the Cup. Also, no player has scored more EFL Cup goals than Che Adams’ four this term. He will probably lead the attack Tuesday.
Newcastle: Back is rock-solid
The Magpies flew high after the arrival of the Arab owners, which was confirmed by the results in the current campaign across all of the competitions. The club representing the north of England is currently in the desired fourth position in the Premier League with 39 points.
Their season has been nothing short of sensational to this point. Things could get even better here, as they arrive into this semifinal first leg as odds-on favorites to win. Newcastle has kept nine consecutive clean sheets against Premier League opponents. This is absolutely brilliant.
Newcastle has beaten Southampton on their last two trips to St Mary’s, having conceded on both occasions. However, this backline is much better than previous, and Nick Pope is a solid last line of protection. So, if you’re betting online, expect a low-scoring Tuesday affair. Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Targett, and Emil Krafth remain out of contention, as the Magpies should keep changes to a minimum in this encounter. Alexander Isak and Allan Saint-Maximin came off the bench in Saturday’s game, and are pushing to start.
Southampton vs Newcastle Game-to-Head
Southampton has lost four of their last five home games against Premier League opposition, while Newcastle has won four of their last seven away games against top-flight teams. As was mentioned, the Magpies have also kept nine consecutive clean sheets against Premier League opponents. Newcastle has gone under 2½ goals in four of their last five. They’ve seen a combined total of just six goals in that period (an average of just 1.2 goals).
Southampton vs Newcastle Match Information
- Match: Southampton (4-3-13) vs Newcastle (10-9-1)
- Location: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 2:00 p.m. ET
- Southampton vs Newcastle Live stream: fubo.tv
Southampton vs Newcastle Betting Lines
|Southampton||+½ -105||+345||O2½ Ev||O½ -170
|Newcastle United||-½ -125||-125||U2½ -130||O1½ -105
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Southampton vs Newcastle Picks and Prediction
Visitors enter this clash as favorites, priced at -125 on the three-way moneyline, according to the latest England EFL Cup odds. The goal line is set at 2½.
If Newcastle wants to gain a good and significant advantage before the second leg, they will have to sharpen the attacking line, which wasn’t at an enviable level of late. Expect them to win, but also expect a low-scoring affair. Newcastle has hardly been clinical in front of goal. They’ve been superb at the back, however.