A win for Southampton over Newcastle United on Friday evening would see them take a surprise early lead of the Premier League!
Southampton have claimed 13 points from their last five games and held on in a thriller with Aston Villa last weekend.
James Ward-Prowse scored two free-kicks as the Saints went 4-0 up, before Villa pulled three late goals back.
Newcastle United are another side who have made a decent start to the season and they edged past Everton last Sunday.
Callum Wilson scored another brace to leave Newcastle just a couple of points adrift of a Champions League spot.
Premier League form: Southampton W4 D1 L0; Newcastle United W2 D2 L1
Premier League top scorers
Southampton – Danny Ings 5 goals
Newcastle United – Callum Wilson 6 goals
Newcastle are unbeaten in their last six matches against Southampton and won both meetings last term.
Moussa Djenepo was sent off inside of 30 minutes in the last fixture, with Allan Saint-Maximin scoring a late winner.
Last five Premier League meetings
Southampton 0 Newcastle United 1 – 07/03/20
Newcastle United 2 Southampton 1 – 08/12/19
Newcastle United 3 Southampton 1 – 20/04/19
Southampton 0 Newcastle United 0 – 27/10/18
Newcastle United 3 Southampton 0 – 10/03/18
Danny Ings has been ruled out for four to six weeks having sustained a knee injury in the win at Aston Villa.
They also have a few defensive issues, with Jan Bednarek and Ryan Bertrand set to miss out.
Newcastle United are set to name the same XI that beat Everton, meaning Ryan Fraser will again be among the substitutes.
Matt Longstaff and Paul Dummett could be involved in the matchday squad.
Expected starting XI’s
Southampton (4-4-2): McCarty; Valery, Stephens, Vestergaard, Walker-Peters; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Walcott; Adams, Redmond
Newcastle United (3-5-2): Darlow; Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez; Murphy, Hayden, Hendrick, Longstaff, Lewis; Wilson, Saint-Maximin
Newcastle are unbeaten in their last six matches against Southampton.
Correct Score: 1-1
Both teams have failed to score just once in the Premier League this season
Anytime Goalscorer: Callum Wilson
Callum Wilson has six goals already this season and has three in six in his career against Southampton