Michael Owen says that Newcastle don’t have a good record at Southampton.

Talk about an understatement.

Difficult to believe there is anywhere NUFC have a much worse record in the Premier League era, as it reads played 17, lost 12, drawn 4 and won 1 at Southampton.

The sole victory was in 2004 and since then the record reads lost four and one draw, that should really have been a win last season as Newcastle were leading 2-0 and coasting, before ending up drawing 2-2 and clinging on at the end.

The Premier League table doesn’t look great at the minute but if Newcastle lose on the south coast, it could look so much worse. At the moment Southampton are 16th and four points ahead of NUFC, this is at the very least a must now lose game, though there again, Brighton at home was a must win match for many fans.

Michael Owen says his Newcastle ‘optimism’ is beginning to wear thin where the fixture list is concerned, as despite having five games so far against clubs who finished top six last season, NUFC have also played four other teams and haven’t scored a single goal in over six hours of football – including home defeats to Leicester and Brighton.

Michael Owen though declares ‘I refuse to believe Newcastle are a relegation-threatened side.’

As for Saturday, he predicts a ‘valuable point’ for Newcastle.

Like Brighton, Southampton are one of the clubs that Newcastle surely see as relegation rivals. Last season Rafa’s team had a superb record against those other clubs in the bottom half, about time the players showed they can do the same this season.

Michael Owen talking to BetVictor:

“This is Newcastle’s worst ever start to a Premier League campaign.

“My optimism that the fixture list had been instrumental in that disappointing start is beginning to wear thin after back-to-back home losses to Leicester and Brighton.

“United don’t have a good record at Southampton and this is a massive game for both clubs.

The Magpies had 27 shots against Brighton and I refuse to believe Newcastle are a relegation-threatened side.

“I feel they can pick up a valuable point on the south coast.

“Tip: Game to finish in a draw at 9/4.”

Southampton v Newcastle Match Betting:

Southampton win 11/10Draw 9/4Newcastle win 31/10

Shelvey to score first goal 21/1NUFC to lead at HT and FT 11/2NUFC to win 2-0 19/1

All Southampton v Newcastle betting HERE

  • Billmag

    I fancy us to win on Saturday.

    • Kenny

      the law of averages says we must win sometime, my money was on not winning until November, hope i am wrong

      • Billmag

        Before making that statement Kenny I had a few whiskey’s, do you think I was influenced.

        • Kenny

          Could be, ive been on them for 2 weeks in the Med i may have sunstroke.

          • Billmag


          • Kenny

            Glenmorangie, 🥃 🥃 🥃

          • Billmag

            Glenlivet love it.

          • Kenny

            My tipple still on offer in Morrisons, £12 a bottle off

          • Billmag

            I will give it a try for medicinal purposes only of course.

          • Kenny

            I prefer it to all the single malts

          • Billmag

            Never used to bother with whiskey till I retired now I can’t go to bed without one or two.

          • Colin Marr

            me too, if you substitute whisky for women.

          • Billmag

            Them days are long gone mate😖

          • Wor Lass

            You need to man up and get some Islay stuff down your neck!

          • Billmag

            Going next month for my 70th might have to take my woolies.😎

          • Kenny

            27c to 34c every day for 14 days, never looked at the news once

          • Billmag

            Best way, news is too depressing also following these lot is it any wonder we turn to the bottle.

    • Colin Marr

      me too, got to happen sometime.

  • Leazes.

    Well done Jim more money for Liverpool’s sponsors BetV****r

    • Wor Lass

      I see the Chronic have a piece outlining SEVEN reasons why an nufc upturn in form could be round the corner!

      • Leazes.

        Bound to win a game sometime….so its true.

    • Geordiegiants

      Hey Leazes I got one!

  • Kenny

    Self denial just like the Fat Rat

  • Kenny

    27 shots without hitting the back of the net says it all about the Newcastle strikers.

  • graham18

    he’s gotta big shock coming to him

    • Kenny

      just a little one

  • killymag

    why is this guy allowed to write on here advertising gambling sites , i could understand and put up with it if the posts were informative or visionary but they are anything but . Normally stuff regurgitated Baghdad Times or the Kabul Chronicle

    • Rabid Dog

      BetVictor will be paying for the advertising. I get really pist off with gambling advertising. They’ve filled the void cigarette, alcohol, fast food and payday lenders have vacated. Because there is no physical health effects, it seems it’s ok. As long as you publish the, when the fun stops, stop bollix of course.

      • Leazes.

        It not the gambling which gets me…. BetV***r sponsor Liverpool.

        The mag is taking a fee….BV is taking money and giving it to a competitor!

        • DeadToiler

          Never understand why people gamble

  • Danimal

    Weren’t 2-0 up in that match, 1-0 and 2-1. Lejeune almost won it late on. Might be thinking about the Bournemouth match.

  • MadMag83

    Saints are pretty awful. This match could be a case of an early season 6 pointer. It certainly​ won’t be a great spectacle.

  • HarryHype59

    Both teams are dreadul, however Southampton are marginally less carp than NUFC are! It will be a 0-0 draw or a one nil home victory.

    • Mxpx

      Not sure about carp mate I think cod and sea bass are what they catch down there

      • Colin Marr

        Don’t carp. he meant well. surprise three points at Southampton I think,