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Pundit Predicts A Newcastle Win Today

7:58 am, Saturday, November 21st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

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The red card was later rescinded, but the damage had already been done.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 today

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.

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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?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Poll · Prediction · Premier League

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Nov 21, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Hope Vardy scores in injury time after we’re five nil up !

  • 2 sparky55 // Nov 21, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    HERE HERE Jail…would love to see him break that record so long as he doesn’t contribute to Leicester winning.

    Will be hard today…they’re a quick team and we don’t have much speed at all anywhere on the pitch

  • 3 Lindisfarne // Nov 21, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    To explain a little more about my recommended line up (see last post) I always like to buck the trend and may be suggest a way of playing that is slightly different to the existing, in form team. The reason being different opposition require a different strategy of attack and a professional premier league footballer should be able to adapt.

    We are going to find it hard to counter attack Leicester in the traditional sense of siting back and breaking quickly, but I believe and it is supported by the following article that breaking on the opposition higher up the pitch is a worthwhile strategy. To do this you need players that are comfortable on the ball, can spot space and provide a pass for a player to run onto.

    For this and the reason expressed previously, this strategy is not really playing to Mitros’ strengths, as he is more of a one on one role merchant. Plus if he started on the bench he will be an excellent substitute to bring on against old and tired defensive legs.

  • 4 JDdubai // Nov 21, 2015 at 8:43 AM


    I saw Colo at LB and moved on tbh.

  • 5 Lindisfarne // Nov 21, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    JDdubai – I don’t have a clue about the back four to be honest.

  • 6 jimmysmith // Nov 21, 2015 at 8:54 AM


    Just realized that’s twelve men, but you know what, fuggit, it’s still an excellent side.

    What in heavens name are we doing fourth from bottom?

    Onwards and upwards. HWTL

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