Former Newcastle coach and now BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has said he believes Newcastle United can beat Leicester City today at St. James’Park and make it three wins in the last five games for the home side.
If that happens then Newcastle will really be turning their season around with one of those last five games being the game at Sunderland when basically the referee handed the game to Sunderland by sending captain Fabricio Coloccini off just before half-time after he had awarded the Black Cats a penalty.
The red card was later rescinded, but the damage had already been done.
Mark Lawrenson – predicts Newcastle win
This is what Lawrenson has told BBC Sport:
“Jamie Vardy did not feature for England against Spain or France because of a hip injury but I can understand why he is desperate to play in this game as he has the chance of equaling Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in 10 successive Premier League games,”
“Whether Vardy makes it or not, I have a feeling Newcastle will edge this one. The Magpies’ last game was probably their best result of the season – they got battered at Bournemouth but won 1-0 to climb out of the bottom three – and it might just prove to be a turning point,”
Mark predicts a 2-1 win for the home side.
As Mark says Jamie Vardy has scored in his last nine Premier League games and he is one short of Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record – and he will have a late fitness test to see if he will play.
It´s a strange thing but we didn´t deserve anything out of our last game at Bournemouth two weeks ago in the early kick-off game, but we came away with all 3 points, but that may give the team the confidence it has lacked so far this season.
The fans are fairly positive we can win the game too.
A win would really lift the mood of the Newcastle fans and would be only our sixth win in the league this year – in 32 games.
What do you think?