Newcastle United entertain Southampton on Saturday in the Barclays Premier League (5.30pm kick-off).
The Magpies go into the fixture at St. James' Park on the back of a 2-0 defeat at table-topping Chelsea, in which they created plenty of chances but were unable to complete a double over Jose Mourinho's side.
Saints have had a busy week but a pair of 1-0 wins - at Manchester United in league action, and then Ipswich Town in the FA Cup - sees them in form and third in the Premier League.
When the sides earlier this season United suffered a disappointing 4-0 defeat in Hampshire, with Graziano Pelle bagging a brace, and Jack Cork and Morgan Schneiderlin also on target.
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Saturday's meeting is the 90th match between the two clubs, and the 78th in the league
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13th September, 2014 - Southampton 4 (Pelle 6,19, Cork 54, Schneiderlin 90) Newcastle 0
Southampton (4-3-3): Fraser Forster; Nathaniel Clyne, Jose Fonte, Tob Alderweireld, Ryan Bertrand; Steven Davis, Morgan Schneiderlin, Jack Cork (Florin Gardos 89); Shane Long (Victor Wanyama 46), Graziano Pelle, Dusan Tadic (James Ward-Prowse 67)
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Massadio Haidara; Vurnon Anita (Cheick Tiote 46), Jack Colback; Remy Cabella (Ayoze Perez 69), Moussa Sissoko (Sammy Ameobi 89), Yoan Gouffran; Emmanuel Riviere
FULL RECORD v SOUTHAMPTON
P89 W35 D20 L34 F131 A125
(Last six games - all competitions)
Newcastle - LLDWLL
Southampton - WWDWDW
Newcastle (v Chelsea, Premier League): Tim Krul; Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Paul Dummett; Moussa Sissoko (Emmanuel Riviere 84), Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback; Remy Cabella, Ayoze Perez, Yoan Gouffran (Sammy Ameobi 63)
Not used: Freddie Woodman, Davide Santon, Massadio Haidara, Lubomir Satka, Haris Vuckic
Southampton (v Ipswich Town, FA Cup): Fraser Forster; Florin Gardos, Jose Fonte, Ryan Bertrand; Nathaniel Clyne, Victor Wanyama (Steven Davis 46), Harrison Reed, James Ward-Prowse, Matt Targett; Dusan Tadic (Graziano Pelle 67), Shane Long
Not used: Kelvin Davis, Jason McCarthy, Jack Cork, Lloyd Isgrove, Jake Hesketh
Newcastle - Papiss Cisse (9)
Southampton - Graziano Pelle (11)
Newcastle - Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse are away on Africa Cup of Nations duty with Ivory Coast and Senegal respectively. United are also without Steven Taylor (Achilles) and Rolando Aarons (hamstring). Siem de Jong, Gabriel Obertan and Ryan Taylor have all returned to training but this fixture will come too soon for them.
Southampton - Midfielders Morgan Schneiderlin (groin) and Victor Wanyama (hamstring) are ruled out, joining defender Toby Alderweireld (hamstring), Sadio Mane (calf), Jay Rodriguez (knee) and Sam Gallagher (knee) on the treatment table.
A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS
John Carver Newcastle caretaker manager: "Southampton deserve to be where they are. Sitting third in the Premier League, after what they lost in the summer, is quite incredible. Their recruitment has been fantastic and they have replaced players with better players, in my opinion. If they keep everybody fit they are as good as anybody to be in the top four."
Ronald Koeman, Southampton manager: "It will be difficult. Newcastle are a strong team at home and for sure they will have some revenge feelings after the 4-0 defeat in Southampton. I don't think it is a good or bad time (to play Newcastle). Every game is different and we know they are a strong team at home."
Robert Madley (West Yorkshire): 2014/15 record - 17 games, 60 yellow cards, 4 red cards
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DID YOU KNOW?
Southampton have conceded 53 per cent of their goals in the final 30 minutes of matches - the same period Newcastle have scored most of theirs.