Southampton vs. Newcastle Betting Tips: Almiron a generous price to continue hot streak
Five Premier League matches take place on Sunday, with Southampton vs Newcastle being one of three to be shown live on Sky Sports. The game kicks-off at 2pm, and we’ve provided you with two data-driven tips for the game that we like the look of.
Southampton vs Newcastle Odds
It’s been a fairly miserable start to the campaign for the Saints who have won just one of their last eight matches. Ralph Hassenhuttl’s men find themselves just one point above the relegation zone in 17th and are not fancied to take three points on Sunday with a best of 16/5 on show for the win.
Newcastle on the other hand are flying at the moment and are unbeaten in their last eight (W5 D3), and are perched just inside the top-four in the standings. There’s a real positive energy around the Magpies at the moment and they will be keen to collect as many points as possible before the World Cup break.
When it comes to team news, for the hosts, Tino Livramento and Kyle Walker-Peters are confirmed absentees, while Stuart Armstrong remains a doubt. For Newcastle, Joelinton is suspended having picked up five yellow cards, with Allan Maximin a potential replacement after coming off the bench against Aston Villa last weekend.
Southampton vs Newcastle Tips
Both of our bets for this game come courtesy of bookmaker bet365, with the first of those being for Mohammed Salisu to have Over 50.5 passes in the match. This can be found in the match section, either via the Bet Builder or Player Specials section.
In Salisu’s most recent match against Crystal Palace he attempted 91 passes, the most of his campaign so far. Looking further back at his data, he has cleared this line of Over 50.5 in five of his last six for Southampton. The defender is averaging more passes than any other defender for Southampton this season and with such a good success rate on this line in recent matches, we think the 5/6 looks an appealing bet.
We’ve recommended Miguel Almiron to get his name on the scoresheet a few times this season here at BettingOdds.com and we are once again continuing the trend this weekend. Besides Almiron’s stunning form, one of the main reasons for this selection is that bet365 continue to offer an incredibly generous price.
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Most firms have on show odds of around 5/2 for Almiron to score on Sunday, however bet365 have him all the way out at 5/1. The Paraguay International has scored six goals in his last six appearances for Newcastle and is the top scorer at the club this season with seven in total. Confidence is really high for Almiron at the moment and with Southampton only keeping one clean sheet in 13 matches this season, we are happy to have him onside to find the net once again at a very backable price.
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