Southampton will return to action on Tuesday night as they welcome Newcastle United to the St Mary’s Stadium in the Carabao Cup.
The Saints will enter the upcoming match on the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss to Aston Villa at the weekend.
Nathan Jones’ side were on a three-match winning streak when they hosted the Lions on Saturday in the Premier League.
The home side looked to have broken the deadlock after James Ward-Prowse’s deflected shot looped over the goalkeeper just after the hour, only for VAR to rule out the goal.
Then in the 77th-minute, Ollie Watkins nodded in Douglas Luiz’s free-kick to continue their amazing revival under Unai Emery.
Southampton will now turn their attention to the Carabao Cup where they will face Newcastle United in the first-leg of the semi-final.
The Saints stunned Manchester City with a 2-0 victory in the quarter-finals last week.
Goals from Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo before the interval put the hosts in a dominating position. And the Citizens, despite featuring their best players off the bench, failed to make a comeback in the second-half and ultimately lost 2-0.
While Newcastle, who are hunting for their first trophy in more than 50 years, outclassed Leicester City 2-0 to head confidently to the semis.
Dan Burn broke the deadlock with a superb goal in the 60th-minute before Joelinton added another to wrap up the victory.
The Magpies most recently played out a goalless draw at Crystal Palace at the weekend, thus extending their unbeaten run to a club-record 15 top-flight matches.
Eddie Howe’s side had the better chances and should have taken full points from the away encounter. However, Joelinton, Callum Wilson, Sven Botman and Alexander Isak all failed to convert their opportunities and ultimately had to settle for a point.
Nathan Jones has managed to bring a great improvement in his team in recent weeks. The Saints won three successive matches against Crystal Palace, Everton and Manchester City across all competitions. However, they failed to continue their momentum against Villa at the weekend, suffering a slender 1-0 loss.
Southampton have twice reached the final of the EFL Cup but both times ended up on the losing side. Their most recent Cup final came in 2017 when they lost against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
Newcastle United have failed to win any of their three away matches so far in 2023. However, they easily triumphed over Southampton earlier this season at St Mary’s Stadium. Miguel Almiron, Christopher Wood, Joe Willock and Bruno Guimaraes were all on target as the Magpies stormed to a 4-1 victory.
Southampton vs Newcastle United Potential line-ups
Southampton: Bazunu; Lyanco, Salisu, Caleta-Car, Walker-Peters; Diallo, Lavia; Edozie, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo; Mara
Newcastle United: Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Willock, Guimaraes, Longstaff; Almiron, Isak, Joelinton
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Southampton vs Newcastle United Prediction
Newcastle have been exceptional throughout this season. They boast a brilliant squad and have a top manager in Eddie Howe.
The Magpies shouldn’t have much trouble winning the fixture at Southampton to put one foot in the final of the EFL Cup.
Southampton 0-2 Newcastle United
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