Our prediction for this Premier League match:
There will be fireworks when Southampton and Newcastle, the two bitter local rivals, go head to head in the Tyne-Wear derby. The Saints head into the local derby following a thrilling 4-3 win over Aston Villa, and they must be high on confidence ahead of the visit of Newcastle. Former Liverpool attacker Danny Ings, who picked up a knock at the weekend, is rated doubtful for Friday’s showdown.
Yet another man to watch in the home team will be Ward-Prowse, who is enjoying a season to remember. The Magpies, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Everton. Newcastle United, though, head into the match without injured duo Shelvey – Ritchie, and given Southampton’s attacking potential, we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from the match. Experienced attacker Dwight Gale remains in the recovery room for the visitors as well.