Newcastle United look to earn a spot in the English League Cup final when they host Southampton in the second leg of their semifinal showdown on Tuesday. The Magpies drew first blood last week with a 1-0 triumph on the road against the Saints in the first leg of the matchup. Newcastle are hoping to reach the EFL Cup final for the second time in club history, while Southampton are seeking their third berth.
Kickoff at St. James' Park is set for 3 p.m. ET. The Magpies are the -285 favorites (risk $285 to win $100) in the latest Newcastle vs. Southampton odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Saints are +750 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +360 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Southampton vs. Newcastle picks, check out the English League Cup predictions and best bets from proven SportsLine soccer insider Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $33,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has broken down Newcastle vs. Southampton from every angle and just locked in his picks and EFL Cup predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Southampton vs. Newcastle:
- Newcastle vs. Southampton money line: Magpies -285, Saints +750, Draw +360
- Newcastle vs. Southampton over/under: 2.5 goals
- Newcastle vs. Southampton spread: Magpies -1.5 (+110)
- NEW: The Magpies have allowed more than one goal just once in their last 21 matches across all competitions
- SOU: The Saints have posted just one clean sheet in their last 15 overall games
- Newcastle vs. Southampton picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Newcastle United
Scoring against the Magpies has been next to impossible of late. Newcastle have posted clean sheets in eight of their last nine matches across all competitions and four in a row in the EFL Cup since recording a 2-1 victory against Tranmere Rovers in their opening match. Newcastle have allowed more than one goal just once in 21 contests since losing 2-1 to Liverpool in a Premier League game on Aug. 31.
Brazilian midfielder Joelinton gave the Magpies the upper hand in the semifinal matchup as he scored his team-leading second goal of the tournament in the 73rd minute in the first-leg victory. Newcastle would love to see Miguel Almiron break out of a slump during which he has scored just once in 12 contests across all competitions. The 28-year-old Paraguayan has yet to score in the EFL Cup but leads the Magpies with nine goals in Premier League play.
Why you should back Southampton
The Saints have surrendered only three goals over their first five contests in the EFL Cup. Che Adams is tied for the lead in the competition with four goals - half of the team's total. The 26-year-old forward has recorded the same amount of goals in 19 matches for Southampton during Premier League play, while midfielder James Ward-Prowse leads the club with five goals and has scored once thus far in the EFL Cup.
Southampton bounced back from the first-leg loss to post a 2-1 victory against Blackpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday. Romain Perraud supplied all the offense the Saints needed in that contest, opening the scoring in the 22nd minute and doubling the lead in the 62nd minute. The 25-year-old defender has been kept off the scoresheet in three EFL Cup games but has recorded two goals and a pair of assists in 18 Premier League outings this season.
How to make Southampton vs. Newcastle picks
Green has broken down the EFL Cup semifinal from every angle. He's locked in his two best bets, including one that would pay plus money. You can only see his EFL Cup picks and analysis at SportsLine.
So who wins Southampton vs. Newcastle on Tuesday? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Newcastle vs. Southampton have all the value, all from the soccer expert who has generated almost $33,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and find out.