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The Carabao Cup semifinals kick off on Tuesday night at St Mary’s Stadium. The Premier League teams are just 180 minutes away from reaching the cup final, which would be a major coup for both sides.

Southampton are battling relegation in the Premier League while Newcastle United are in their first full season following new ownership coming into the club. Winning the Carabao Cup would be a signal of intent by the Magpies for the future. 

Newcastle saw off Leicester City in the quarterfinals by a score of 2-0 at St James’ Park. The match wasn’t as easy for Newcastle as the final scoreline suggests. Southampton, on the other hand, upset the bookmakers’ favourite to win the competition, Manchester City, at St Mary’s Stadium. Manager Nathan Jones is now aiming for another big scalp. 

Newcastle United defeated Southampton at St Mary’s in the Premier League in November 4-1. Ralph Hasenhuttl was still in charge of the Saints at the time. 

Sportsbooks have Southampton as the underdogs to win the fixture at odds of 4/1. Newcastle United are the favourites at odds of 3/4. Bookmakers have the teams at odds of 13/5 to draw at full-time. 

Southampton vs Newcastle United Team News 

The teams’ previous Premier League meeting saw Newcastle take a first-half lead thanks to a Miguel Almiron 35th-minute goal. Chris Wood and Joe Willock added goals to make the score 3-0 by the 62nd minute. Southampton pulled a goal back thanks to Romain Perraud in the 89th minute just before Bruno Guimaraes added a fourth for the Magpies. 

Jones could have Theo Walcott available following a calf injury. The problem for Jones is fitting Walcott into the team, as the club are interested in selling Walcott. Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy could be fit for a spot on the bench. Gavin Bazuna was brilliant against Man City in the quarterfinals, so McCarthy is unlikely to start. 

Defender Armel Bella-Kotchap could be fit to play the game following a knee injury. The duo of Juan Larios and Valentino Livramento are both ruled out of the match due to their respective injuries. 

Eddie Howe has just three players on the injury list ahead of the first leg of the semifinal. Jonjo Shelvey is still out of action with a calf strain. Full-back Matt Targett will miss the game with a foot/ankle problem. Emil Krath is likely to miss the game with a knee problem. 

Newcastle are looking at several transfer targets this month including Jack Harrison, Stefan de Vrij, and Anthony Gordon. 

Southampton vs Newcastle United H2H 

Southampton and Newcastle faced off once this season already in the Premier League. The Magpies picked up the win 4-1. The Toon were up 3-0 at one point before Southampton, coached by Ralph Hasenhuttl at the time, made a comeback. 

Newcastle United are unbeaten in 10 straight games against Southampton in all competitions. Of those 10 games, the Magpies won seven times. Newcastle are on a two-game winning streak against Southampton and both games were won at St Mary’s. 

Newcastle have lost just twice this season. Both defeats were away from home, as they fell to Liverpool in the league and Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup. Eddie Howe’s team has a record of 5W-5D-2L on the road this season. 

Southampton have a losing record at home this term, with a tally of 3W-4D-6L and a –5-goal difference. Southampton fell to defeat at the weekend in the league against Aston Villa, 1-0, at home. It ended a run of three consecutive wins for Southampton. 

Southampton vs Newcastle United Betting Tips 

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Newcastle are playing well defensively going into the first leg of the Carabao Cup semifinal. They have gone 270 minutes of football in all competitions without conceding a goal. Newcastle manager Eddie Howe will be a bit worried that the team couldn’t score a goal at the weekend against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The match ended nil-nil. 

The teams go into the first leg of the semifinal at odds of 10/11 for both teams to not score. Southampton lost to nil at the weekend against Villa 1-0 at home. Newcastle have the Premier League’s best defence with 11 goals against. 

Southampton have scored 17 goals in the Premier League, the fourth fewest. The Saints do not score many goals and their goals against Man City in the quarterfinals were quite spectacular. Aston Villa held them scoreless at the weekend 1-0. 

The teams are at odds of 4/5 for under 2.5 goals. Newcastle’s last three games in all competitions ended with under 2.5 goals scored. Two of Southampton’s last three games in all competitions ended with under 2.5 goals scored. 

Newcastle United are 7/4 to win the match and both teams not to score a goal. Meanwhile, Newcastle are at odds of 2/7 for a draw no bet wager. 

Southampton vs Newcastle United Prediction 

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The Saints have improved recently and are playing well in cup fixtures. Their 2-0 win over Manchester City in the quarterfinals was a fantastic and unexpected result. Yet, just when the Saints were on a three-game winning streak, they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa at the weekend in the league. Can they turn it on in the first leg of the cup semifinals against Newcastle?

The Magpies are within reach of their first cup under the current ownership. This season has been a success for Newcastle and their achievements are coming sooner than expected. Newcastle’s league success is warranted, as their 39 points is right on target with their 37.44 xPTS this season. 

Newcastle already defeated Southampton this season, as they claimed a 4-1 victory at St Mary’s in November. The Toon are on a two-game winning streak in all competitions against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium. Newcastle are unbeaten in 10 straight games against Southampton and seven of those matches were wins. 

Our betting tips prediction is for a Newcastle United win at full-time. The game could finish 2-0, just like Newcastle’s quarterfinal win over Leicester City.