Newcastle is without a win in their last 6 matches with Southampton, not having beaten the Saints since February 24th, 2013. Goals during this winless streak have been scored by Andros Townsend, Papiss Cissé, Georginio Wijnaldum, and Yoan Gouffran. None of these players are in the club today.
Southampton have underwent some change as well.
During their 6 match unbeaten streak vs Newcastle:
Graziano Pelle: 4 goals, now at Shandong Luneng
Jay Rodriguez: 3 Goals, now at West Bromwich Albion
Shane Long: 2 goals, still at Southampton
Eljero Elia: 2 goals, now at Istanbul Basaksehir
Jack Cork: 1 goal, now at Burnley
Victor Wanyama: 1 goal, now at Spurs
Morgan Schneiderlin: 1 goal, now at Everton
Adam Lallana: 1 goal, now at Liverpool
Rickie Lambert: 1 goal, now retired
The ex-Southampton manager and former Barcelona center back Ronald Koeman has since moved to Everton since Newcastle last saw him. Now the man in charge of Southampton is Mauricio Pellegrino.
Rafa’s men will look to turn the tables on the historically favored Saints on Sunday, the 15th.
Commencing with the upcoming mid-table clash with Southampton, Newcastle look forward to four favorable fixtures.
October 15th away to Southampton (12th place)
October 21st at home vs Crystal Palace (20th place)
October 30th away to Burnley (6th place)
November 4th at home vs Bournemouth (19th place)