Predicted Newcastle v Southampton line-ups

To be played on Sunday 9th August 2015 at 13:30. Venue: St. James' Park, Newcastle

Newcastle United will be looking to kick off their 2015-16 Premier League campaign with a home win on Sunday.

The Magpies will take on Southampton at St. James’ Park in their opening game of the new season.

Last season, Newcastle struggled for survival in the Premier League and were in danger of going down to the Championship until the final day of the campaign.

This time around under new head coach Steve McClaren, the Magpies will be aiming for a top-10 finish in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Southampton will be determined to have yet another successful season under manager Ronald Koeman.

The Saints are on the verge of qualifying for the group stage of the Europa League this term, and they will be keen on starting the 2015-16 Premier League campaign with a win.

Newcastle have failed to score in their opening game in four of their five seasons since returning to the top flight of English football.

Newcastle predicted lineup

  • Tim Krul
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Chancel Mbemba
  • Steven Taylor
  • Vurnon Anita
  • Jack Colback
  • Siem de Jong
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic

Southampton predicted lineup

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Steven Caulker
  • Cuco Martina
  • Cédric Soares
  • Jose Fonte
  • Jordy Clasie
  • Sadio Mané
  • Dusan Tadic
  • Victor Wanyama
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Graziano Pellè

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