Newcastle v Southampton tips – Magpies can make the case for Carver
John Carver’s Newcastle can edge Southampton at St James’ Park
January 16th, 2015
It is clear that John Carver desperately wants to become the next manager of Newcastle United, with Alan Pardew’s departure for Crystal Palace giving his former assistant manager a chance at the big time.
Should Mike Ashley opt for Remi Garde, you would imagine it will be the end of Carver’s chance of managing the Magpies, although he remains in caretaker charge for Saturday’s game and it’s one that Newcastle can win.
Yes, Southampton are going great guns although a recent blip shows that they can lose games on the road and Ronald Koeman’s success with the Saints has been built largely on solid defensive capabilities.
Graziano Pelle should return to the attack here, although Newcastle played pretty well when losing 2-0 at Chelsea last weekend and we’re backing them at a big price here.
CORRECT SCORE: Newcastle 2 Southampton 1
BETTING TIP: Newcastle to win @ 5/2 with BetVictor