This Premier League form table says it all ahead of Southampton v Newcastle
The Premier League form table tells its own story for both Newcastle United and Southampton.
The full Premier League table sees Southampton in 16th with six points, whilst Newcastle are 20th with only two.
In the form table the figures are stark for NUFC, only the point at Palace out of a possible 18.
What stands out as well is that the ‘playing the best teams early’ argument is fading, as three of the last four games have been against Palace, Leicester and Brighton, Newcastle failing to score in any of the three.
Southampton are little better and have five points from their last six games, their only win of the season so far coming in the first match of that six game sequence, a 2-0 victory at Palace.
They are one of only three teams to have not scored more than Newcastle and non of their six PL goals have come in their last four matches, it being 386 minutes since scoring in the top tier.
It was Danny Ings who scored that goal to earn a point against Brighton and since his arrival in the summer he has scored four of their eight goals in all competitions.
This is a match where Newcastle will surely be seeing it as a massive chance to get that first win but equally the Saints will be fancying their chances as well.
Newcastle are now making it a habit of giving the opposition manager a lift.
In their last six matches, Leicester have lost four of their other five matches.
As for Brighton, they had won only one of their last five games before playing Newcastle.
Whilst Jose Mourinho was under immense pressure before Newcastle’s eventual collapse gave him welcome respite.
Brighton were no better than Newcastle last weekend and Southampton’s form suggests this could be a similar story.
Newcastle have managed clean sheets away at the two ‘lesser’ clubs (Cardiff, Palace) they have faced so far, a repeat of that and finding a goal from somewhere looks the most likely scenario if Rafa is to get his first win of the season.
Here is the Premier League form table which covers the past six matches for all teams:
Southampton’s last six results with latest one listed first;
Bournemouth 0 Southampton 0
Southampton 0 Chelsea 3
Wolves 2 Southampton 0
Liverpool 3 Southampton
Southampton 2 Brighton 2
Crystal Palace 0 Southampton 2
Newcastle’s last six results also listed with the latest result first;
Newcastle 0 Brighton 1
Man Utd 3 Newcastle 2
Newcastle 0 Leicester 2
Palace 0 Newcastle 0
Newcastle 1 Arsenal 2
Man City 2 Newcastle 1
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