Predicted Newcastle United and Southampton line-ups: Ameobi back in for Carver

Match to be played on Saturday 17th January 2015 at 17:30. Venue: St. James' Park, Newcastle.

Newcastle United’s search for a permanent manager goes on as John Carver prepares the team for a difficult game against Southampton.

Newcastle are dangerously close to slipping into the bottom half of the Premier League table and the caretaker boss will want to get some momentum going, encouraging the side to look up rather than down.

Newcastle were beaten away at Chelsea in their last game and it’s important they react positively in front of their own fans.

In contrast, Southampton were superb as they won 1-0 away at Manchester United in the Premier League last weekend.

They are right in the mix for a Champions League place and Ronald Koeman knows that another three points is only going to strengthen his team’s position ever further.

The Saints proved very difficult for United to break down last weekend and it could be more of the same for the Magpies this weekend.

Here are the possible teams each club could go with.

Newcastle United: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett, Anita, Colback, Cabella, Sissoko, Ameobi, Perez

Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Gardos, Bertrand, Davis, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Pelle, Tadic

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