The Newcastle team v Southampton sees Rafa Benitez make two changes.

Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse dropped and Perez & Mitrovic recalled.

Back from injury, Rafa Benitez has also included Gabriel Obertan and Paul Dummett on the bench.

Riviere and Sterry are dropped from the matchday 18, whilst Seydou Doumbia is still on the missing persons list.

The information put out by the club, shows a 4-4-2 formation with Sissoko on the left and Townsend right, with Perez and Mitro up top.

Newcastle starting 11

Darlow, Janmaat, Taylor, Mbemba, Anita, Sissoko, Townsend, Shelvey, Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic

On the bench

Woodman, Dummett, Lascelles, Tiote, Obertan, de Jong, Cisse

(Compare the Rafa Benitez team to the one selected by fans HERE)

Southampton v Newcastle Match Betting:

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Newcastle to win 5/1Mitrovic to score first goal 8/1Newcastle to score 3 or more goals 19/2

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