Rafa Benitez’ Newcastle squad face a tough task against Mauricio Pellegrino’s Southampton side this weekend, with the two teams currently sitting in 16th and 17th place in the Premier League table respectively.

Just one points separates the relegation threatened clubs, with the Magpies two points away from the relegation zone, leaving the Saints just one point above the drop.

Both sides haven’t enjoyed a consistent run of results in recent weeks, with both clubs winning one, losing one and drawing three in their previous five league games.

Newcastle are coming off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle at Anfield, while the travelling Saints last played a 0-0 stalemate with fellow relegation battlers Stoke City.

Here’s how we expect Newcastle to line up on Saturday afternoon.

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