Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has quite a decent record in predicting Newcastle games since Ian Holloway went back to a real job in management with QPR and Ian even managed a point last night at St. James’ Park.
David Prutton has stepped in predicting games in the Championship since Ian left and he predicted a 1-1 draw last night.
He has predicted another draw for Newcastle on Saturday when former manager Steve McClaren brings his Derby County side to town.
If Prutton is right again about the result, it will be even more bad news for Newcastle – and all in one single week since it all started when we fielded a second team at Oxford and we were hammered 3-0 last Saturday.
David Prutton – 2-2 draw on Saturday for the Magpies
We’ve already lost ground to a number of teams because we could only draw last night with 18th placed QPR, who haven’t exactly been a force to be reckoned with in the Championship this season.
Here’s what David has said about the game on Saturday:
“I predicted Newcastle to draw on Wednesday and I almost did a knee slide down the corridor when QPR equalised so I could get a full-house on the night!”
“It’s tough for Newcastle.” “Teams go to St James’ Park and have a certain way of playing.” “Derby went to Ipswich and turned them over, so I think this will be close.”
“Newcastle might assume Derby will want more of the ball, but I can’t see it being anything other than another tough game.”
“The expectation levels are there for Newcastle, who started really well against QPR but sloppy play and ponderous possession brought the mood down.”
“If Derby attack the game like QPR did, then they can get something out of it too.”
Prutton predicts 2-2 – what do you think?