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Murphy To Start, Fraser On The Bench | 4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup Vs Southampton

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Newcastle United will lock horns with Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon as they try to earn a good result away from home. The Magpies managed to earn a dominant 4-0 win over Aston Villa recently which will give them a lot of confidence ahead of this Premier League clash.

Eddie Howe will set his players up in a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make one change to his first XI for this game. Joelinton is suspended for this game, so we can expect to see Jacob Murphy gets a start on the left side of Newcastle’s attack.

4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup To Face Southampton

Defence

Nick Pope will feature in goal for the Magpies after securing a clean sheet against the Villans recently. Fabian Schar is a major doubt for this game and should get the nod to start alongside Sven Botman in central defence if he can pass a late fitness test. Both of them will focus on stopping the home side from creating too many chances during the 90 minutes.

Kieran Trippier will look to produce a good performance as the right-back while Dan Burn fills in on the other side as the left-back. Howe will ask both of them to make a few adventurous runs out on the flanks.

St. James' Park
St. James’ Park

Midfield

Newcastle’s midfield will be comprised of Joe Willock, Bruno Guimaraes and Sean Longstaff as the talented trio look to dominate the game at the centre of the park and create some decent chances in the final third.

Jonjo Shelvey will have to settle for a spot on the bench as he awaits his opportunity to impress in the second 45 minutes if needed.

Attack

Jacob Murphy will be eager to prove his worth on the left wing in the absence of Joelinton who is suspended for this game. Miguel Almiron has been in red-hot form for Newcastle this season and would be a nailed-on starter as the right-sided wide player. He will look to put his pace to good use on the right flank.

Callum Wilson will spearhead Howe’s attack down the middle. The English forward will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net if his teammates can offer some decent service from the wide areas.

Chris Wood will be available for selection on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the latter stages if the Magpies are in need of a goal by then.

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