BBC Pundit and former Newcastle coach Mark Lawrenson has come up with his prediction for tonight;s game between West Ham and Newcastle, and he’s going for the safe result.
And it’s interesting that his prediction differs from that of Newcastle fans – according to our poll on the result of the game.
Mark Lawrenson and Newcastle fans differ on likely result
This is what Mark has said about the game tonight:
“Newcastle are still waiting for their first win, but I don’t think there is any doubt about the character of their players – we saw that from how they played with 10 men against Arsenal.”
“Nobody is doubting the ability of Magpies boss Steve McClaren either – but now it is a case of him finding his best team and knitting it together.”
“West Ham are proving very difficult to predict at the moment, winning away at Arsenal and Liverpool but losing both games at home, so I am probably best off going for a 1-1 draw,”
So there you have it – Mark thinks it will be a 1-1 draw.
But in our poll the most likely results according to our fans is a win – with 55% going for that result, and less than half of that (26%) think it will end in a draw.
Call it wild optimism if you like, but we just hope our fans are right.
Howay The Lads!!