We may have a decent chance of even winning the game against Watford on Saturday afternoon with Paul Merson predicting Newcastle to lose 2-1.
It’s a strange thing but when Paul predicts a poor result for Newcastle we usually do quite well.
The rot started when Paul predicted we would beat both Burnley and Bournemouth and we lost both games 1-1.
This is what Paul has written on Sky Sports:
“I fancy Watford to win this. I watched Newcastle v Bournemouth the other week at St James’,.”
“Bournemouth had some really good chances in that game, and I think Watford are a better side than Bournemouth.”
“I don’t really see much up front for Newcastle, and I’m not sure why Rafa Benitez doesn’t play Mitrovic more. He’s a presence and can put himself about.”
“I think Dwight Gayle maybe needs someone beside him to bully people, and then hit them with his pace.”
That logic that Paul uses doesn’t always work in football but it’s also true that Watford are a good side with a good new manager in Marco Silva.
We really need to win this game.