Southampton host Newcastle United on Friday night in the Premier League.
Saints suffered a weekend blow with the news key striker Danny Ings needs knee surgery, but a strong start to the season should give them confidence of extending their five-game unbeaten run all the same.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side sit fifth after a back-and-forth 4-3 win at Aston Villa last time out.
Newcastle are 11th with 11 points after seven games, with their last three games being a win, a draw and a defeat to highlight the inconsistent overall nature of their displays.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
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When is the game?
The match will kick off at 8pm GMT on Friday, 6 November at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Where can I watch it?
The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Ultra HD. Subscribers can also stream the match via the Sky Go app.
If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
What is the team news?
Ings’ absence through injury is the big news for Saints. Moussa Djenepo is still out and Jan Bednarek will miss the match if a head injury is confirmed as a concussion.
Ryan Bertrand is a doubt, as is Ibrahima Diallo.
For Newcastle, there are injuries throughout the team from back to front: goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, full-back DeAndre Yedlin, midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and forward Dwight Gayle are all out. Matty Longstaff is a doubt.
SOT: McCarthy; Valery, Stephens, Vestergaard, Walker-Peters; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Walcott; Redmond, Adams.
NEW: Darlow; Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez; Murphy, Hayden, Hendrick, Longstaff, Lewis; Saint-Maximin, Wilson.
Southampton – 28/29
Draw – 45/17
Newcastle – 16/5
Even without Ings, Saints should feel they can create chances – then hope Che Adams and Co. step up with a clinical touch. Saints 2-1 Newcastle.
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