Paul Merson, the Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal winger has predicted that Newcastle will beat Watford for their first Premier League win of the season on Saturday.
Paul also predicts that Sunderland will lose at Bournemouth on Saturday too.
Paul Merson predicts Newcastle win
Newcastle had a (very) off night at West Ham on Monday and hopefully we will see the lads come back with a good committed and skilful performance against newly promoted Watford, who had their first win last weekend – a terrific 1-0 home win over Swansea City.
If Newcastle can put in one of our better performances this Saturday, there´s no real reason we cannot win th game.
Well on second thoughts – there is one – that assumes we can score at least one goal.
This is what Merson has said on Sky Sports about the game:
The shock of last weekend was Watford beating Swansea.
Newcastle have enough about them to get out of the trouble they are in. This is a big match as you have 50,000 Geordies expecting their team to win a football match.
They know they are in transition, with a new manager and new players, but they will still expect to win this football match, and I think they will.
Watford have looked good when they have had a go at teams, even at Man City, and if they have a go at St James’ Park they’ll cause problems, but they’ll just come up short.
Watford have started this season very well – to their credit.
It was no doubt a poor performance on Monday night, but we hope the fans will turn out and fill St. James’ Park to capacity on Saturday – the Geordie crowd really makes all the difference.
Merson is a very good pundit and usually gets his predictions spot on.
That’s true – isn´t it.