Southampton v Newcastle United preview – 2/1 Pelle can keep scoring
Ronald Koeman’s Saints looking for third victory on the bounce
September 12th, 2014
All is not well at St James’ Park despite making a series of exciting signings during the summer.
Siem de Jong is out for several months and the Toon Army were left scratching their heads after Hatem Ben Arfa was allowed to leave for Hull City, with the Frenchman having previously starred for the Magpies.
Alan Pardew returns to St Mary’s with increasing pressure on his shoulders and a home win looks pretty likely, with Southampton having claimed a 2-0 win at Millwall in the League Cup before triumphing 3-1 at West Ham.
The Saints’ first match at home resulted in a goalless draw against West Brom although Graziano Pelle has found his shooting boots in the past couple of games and can be backed at 2/1 with BetVictor to score in this match.
Considering Newcastle shipped three goals against Crystal Palace in their last game, it is easy to back the home team at odds of 5/6 with Boylesports, with Betway offering a standout 9/4 about the Saints claiming victory without conceding.
Morgan Schneiderlin ran the show at Upton Park and the Frenchman looks focused again after wrangling for a move away from the club during the summer, with Koeman encouraging him to rove forward.
Graziano Pelle to score anytime @ 2/1 with BetVictor
Southampton to win @ 5/6 with Boylesports
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