Newcastle are coming into some good form under Rafa Benitez, but it seems that Sunderland remain the bookies favorite to be the team that survives the drop over Newcastle United and Norwich City.
And it seems from Alan Shearer’s comments in his Coral column today that he may also fancy Sunderland as the team that can stay up this season.
Alan Shearer – psychological boost for Sunderland
This is what Alan has said in his Coral column today:
“It’s been a good week for Newcastle.”
“First picking up a point against Manchester City in which it could have been all three and then they came from 2-0 down to draw with Liverpool at Anfield.”
“Sunderland also picked up a point against Arsenal.” “I was impressed with the way they performed in that game.
“They are now outside the bottom three which psychologically is a big boost for them.”
Of course Alan would just love for Newcastle to be safe this season and like any other Newcastle fan – he would look forward to how Rafa will change the fortunes of the team – very quickly we would think.
But it seems that most of the pundits and the bookies think Sunderland remain the favorites to stay up and they are currently 4th bottom and safe with four games to play.
Newcastle have three games to play and are currently second bottom – but a lot can change in three games of course.