Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp thought Newcastle were incredible in the first half at Chelsea last Saturday and could easily have been 2-0 or 3-0 up, if we had taken our chances.
But we didn’t.
Jamie Redknapp – favors Saints to win
Newcastle are still looking for a new head coach although caretaker manager John Carver believes Newcastle could announce a new head coach before the end of this month – so we hope he’s right on that.
Southampton are unbeaten in their last seven games and have won five of them including wins against Arsenal and a rare win at Manchester United last weekend – so they are in good form.
And Jamie thinks the Saints will pip Newcastle in the game tomorrow:
“Newcastle, who were incredible for 40-odd minutes against Chelsea last week and could have been 2-0 or 3-0 up, have proved this season they can produce big performances.”
“And they have a caretaker manager in John Carver who will be desperate to get a win, to show he can do the job full-time.”
“I think Southampton will just pip a tight game 2-1, though, and earn another three points towards their dream of Champions League football.”
While we expect Vurnon Anita to start the game tomorrow, Mehdi Abeid has been back in training since Thursday, and he could be a surprise starter against Southampton.
What do you think?
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