Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson took Newcastle to win on Monday night at Burnley for the first time this season and we didn’t know whether to take that as good news or bad news at the time.
Newcastle did not play well in what was a poor game at Turf Moor and Paul has come out and said he was disappointed with Newcastle in that game.
He wasn’t the only one.
But the news is that Paul still takes us to win at home against Bournemouth on Saturday so that may be another red flag again for the Magpies?
Paul Merson – still predicts 2-1 win for Newcastle
This is what Merson has said about the game on Saturday:
“I was really disappointed with Newcastle on Monday night in their 1-0 loss at Burnley on if I’m being honest, the only plan they looked like having was Jonjo Shelvey.”
” It was a game you thought, ‘go and try and win here and kick on,’ but it did not look good to me.”
“Bournemouth got a good result at Stoke, but I am going to go 2-1 to Newcastle.”
Three in four Newcastle fans think we can win this game and it will, therefore, be a shock if we cannot get all 3 points from this game.
But it will be very tough to beat a good and well organized Bournemouth side who played well in their 1-0 home defeat by Chelsea on Saturday.