Southampton vs Newcastle 15/10/2017
Newcastle don’t generally do well in this long vertical trip down to the southern coast. They have lost 12 times there at Southampton, 15 overall in EPL encounters. Worse of all, they have also failed to keep an away clean sheet against the Saints in all of their last 26 top-flight meetings, going back to 1969!
Bizarrely, Rafa Benitez has also went home empty-handed in his three previous EPL visits to St. Mary, all with different teams. He lost there with Liverpool in January 2005, Chelsea in March 2013 and Newcastle in April 2016.
The Saints are in a spot of bother too, having failed to score in eight of their last nine home EPLmatches, with the exception being a 3-2 win against West Ham in August.
In all, it looks like something going to give!