For the Everton game the former Arsenal forward and Sky Sports Paul Merson predicted a 1-1 draw, but said if any team was going to win it – it would be Everton.
So he was right there – and quite honestly it could have gone either way in the last 20 minutes of the game.
However, with what was a devastating defeat with Everton´s winning goal coming with just 12 seconds to go in stoppage time – Paul thinks Newcastle will be deflated and West Brom will get their first win in six games.
Paul Merson – it was devastating blow at home to Everton
This is what Paul has said on Sky Sports:
“Newcastle will be deflated after that devastating blow at home to Everton, and West Brom do not lose too many games against the sides in and around them.”
“That’s what I like about them and I’m backing them to sneak a 1-0 win.”
Newcastle´s big challenge today is to forget what happened on Boxing Day and be fully ready against West Brom to try to get a draw.
We dropped 2 points against Aston Villa and that was followed by the losing of at least one point against Everton in those final few seconds – so we cannot keep dropping points when we are back in the relegation zone.
It will be a test of Newcastle´s professionalism today but because of the cruel loss against Everton most pundits seems to think West Brom will get their first win in the lats six league games.
That wouldn´t be good for us to lose to a team just 3 points above us at the moment.
In fact it would be very bad.
But if our lads can fight and show the courage and passion they showed against Everton, we should get something out of this game at the Hawthorns today.
A win is really what we need.