Southampton v Newcastle Betting Tips
These are very interesting times in the Premier League. The top clubs in the league have recently been trying to push through a redistribution of the huge sums of money from foreign television rights which makes competing at the top flight even more important than it’s ever been.
Football League clubs are spending increasing amounts to try and get into the Premier League while those already in the promised land must come out with ways to remain competitive and improve over time.
Two Teams Looking for an Identity
In recent years, Southampton have gone down the route of adding value to promising young players before selling them on for big profits to other Premier League sides. However, their stance over Virgil van Dijk, refusing to let him leave for Liverpool, may signal a change in their modus operandi.
Southampton have the luxury of changing their methods because things continue to go well at a boardroom level. Unfortunately, performances on the pitch have been underwhelming over the past year or so.
Claude Puel paid the cost for Southampton’s mediocre campaign in the summer but new manager, Mauricio Pellegrino, is not faring any better. The Saints have only scored in three of their seven league matches to date and are in desperate need of a home win against Newcastle.
Newcastle’s situation is almost the exact reverse of Southampton’s.
Rafa Benitez has once again proven to be a world class manager as he’s created a cohesive team out of an average bunch of players. However, rumours of an imminent takeover of the club persist and the longer the situation goes without a resolution, the more damaging it will be for Newcastle.
Benitez and his team will continue to secure the points while there is plenty of room for improvement with Southampton. It goes without saying that both teams would be delighted with a win but they may have to settle for a point which is available at a best price of 11/4 with Betway.
Chances to be at a Premium at St Mary’s
Newcastle’s performance in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool was typical of a Benitez team. Every single player on the pitch knew their job and carried it out almost to the letter.
Although Benitez fell out with the Newcastle board for a lack of investment over the summer, he is a pragmatist and will have no problems setting up his team to get the most out of their talents.
That will primarily be the best starting the opposition but you’ve got to say that this Southampton side are doing a very good job of frustrating themselves. Their poor attacking play coupled with Newcastle’s well organised defence is a recipe for a low scoring game so make sure to back under 2.5 goals at 10/11 with Marathonbet.
If you’re looking for a greater yield from a smaller bet, the correct score market is often your friend. For this match, the most appealing scoreline is 0-0 which is 10/1 with William Hill. Another option is betting on both halves to have the same number of goals at 5/2 with Coral.
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There is always the chance that one player will come up with a moment of inspiration to win the game for their team. That makes a bet on the no option in Boylesports’ both teams to score market a very sensible option at 10/11. That bet will come in if the game does end goalless or if one team takes the three points.