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PREVIEW: Newcastle vs. Southampton kick-off time, team news, injury update, stats, how to watch Premier League on TV and online

All the information you need to know as Southampton visit Newcastle in game 34 of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

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Southampton take on Newcastle United away in the Premier League today 20/4 Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images


Date/time: 20/4/2018, 17:30 (UK), 12:30 ET, 09:30 PT (USA)

Venue: St. James’ Park, Newcastle, UK

TV: BT Sport (UK), NBC (USA) and check out LiveSoccerTV for alternatives.

Available Streaming: None (UK), Fubo.TV (EVERY Southampton game with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up for a free Fubo.TV trial and benefit from a discount for new members), NBC Sports (USA).

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Newcastle vs. Southampton Team News:

As outlined earlier in the week, Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has a series of selection headaches for this week’s visit to Newcastle.

Jannik Vestergaard, Charlie Austin, Matt Targett and Alex McCarthy are all fitness doubts, while Mario Lemina looks set to miss out on playing again.

However, young right-back Yan Valery is set to be involved after recovering from a thigh injury.

On the other side of the coin, Newcastle have no fresh injury doubts.

Florian Lejeune and Sean Longstaff will be out of action for the foreseeable future, but there are no new injuries for manager Rafa Benitez to contend with.

Newcastle vs. Southampton Facts and Stats (via BBC Sport):


  • Newcastle have only lost one of their past 13 Premier League home games against Southampton (W9, D3).
  • However, Saints have won 15 Premier League matches against Newcastle, more than versus any other team.
  • Southampton’s only defeat in the past nine meetings came at St James’ Park last season.

Newcastle United

  • Newcastle’s five-match winning home run was ended by Crystal Palace in the most recent fixture at St James’ Park.
  • The Magpies have kept 10 clean sheets this season, one of only seven top-flight clubs to reach double figures.
  • However, they have failed to score in six of their 17 home games - only Crystal Palace and Huddersfield have worse records.
  • Seven of Newcastle’s 10 league victories this season have been by a one-goal margin.
  • Ayoze Perez has scored three of Newcastle’s last five league goals.
  • Rafael Benitez has suffered 99 defeats as a manager in English league football.


  • Southampton have won three of their last four league matches.
  • Their six league victories in 2019 is as many as they managed in the whole of 2018.
  • Saints have won eight of their 18 Premier League games under Ralph Hassenhuttl, as many as in 52 games combined under their two previous permanent managers.
  • They have lost 23 Premier League points from a winning position this campaign, at least five more than any other team.
  • Shane Long, who has played in 289 Premier League matches, could score in three in a row for the first time.

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