Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson is very much like David Prutton last season – he very rarely picks Newcastle to win a game.
In fact, we’d be way down the league table if Paul’s predictions had actually come true this season – but few have.
And he’s on form again this week and says Newcastle will lose 2-0 at St. Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.
Paul Merson – doesn’t rate Newcastle even with Benitez in charge
This is what he has said on Sky Sports about our game on Sunday:
“Southampton are a funny team who don’t score enough goals.”
“I know people will be surprised that I’d say they will win this 2-0, but I just think sooner or later something has to happen.”
“And they need to start entertaining, otherwise Mauricio Pellegrino is going to be in trouble.”
“They sacked the last manager because he was not entertaining enough and the new manager is no different so far.”
“Newcastle had a good result against Liverpool but (there’s always a but) I also look at their last away game when they lost at Brighton.”
“Prediction Southampton 2 Newcastle 0.”
About half our fans think we can win this game at St. Mary’s, and it will be a good test for us.
Yes – it will be a surprise if we lose 2-0.