• Newcastle United have lost just one of the last nine Barclays Premier League games at St James Park (W5 D3 L1).
  • Southampton have dropped just two points from winning positions so far this season, the fewest in the top flight.
  • The Magpies are unbeaten in their last 10 home Premier League games against the Saints (W8 D2).
  • Newcastle have not kept a clean sheet in their last eight Premier League matches against Southampton.
  • Ronald Koeman's side have allowed their opponents fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the top flight this season (58).
  • Newcastle United have scored the highest proportion of second half goals in the Premier League (76%).
  • Newcastle have scored more goals from substitutes than any other team in the top flight (8).
  • Papiss Cisse will be missing for Newcastle United in this match - the Senegalese striker has scored nine PL goals these season; four more than any other player for the club.
  • Graziano Pelle has hit the woodwork more often than any other player in the top flight this season (5).
  • Morgan Schneiderlin has scored three goals from just five shots on target this season.