Newcastle don’t draw many games under Rafa Benitez this season and in fact we have only one official draw in our 26 matches – the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa when Villa equalized in the last minute to make it 1-1.
We finished 0-0 after 90 minutes and 1-1 after extra time at Hull City in the League Cup but lost the penalty shoot out 3-1 and all other games have been either wins or losses – 25 wins and 5 losses.
So it’s strange that Sky Sports pundit David Prutton predicts a 2-2 draw against Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow night at St. James’ Park.
David Prutton – Sky Sports pundit
This is what David has said on Sky Sports:
“Jonjo Shelvey is unavailable as he starts his five-match ban but Newcastle enter the game having won four of their last five and they’ve got the depth of squad to fill the gap.”
“Dwight Gayle has absolutely been on fire while Mohamed Diame will no doubt want to leave his mark before heading off to the Africa Cup of Nations.”
“Having said that, I feel Wednesday have the resilience to go to St. James’ Park and get something.”
“Prutton predicts: 2-2.
David also thinks that Brighton will have a clean sheet against QPR at home on Tuesday afternoon and win 2-0 so they will then be one point ahead of Newcastle if those results hold.
Only drawing at home and conceding two goals tomorrow night would not be a good result for Newcastle in front of a sold-out crowd of over 52,000 at St. James’ Park – so we hope Prutton’s predictions are way off.
What do you think?