You can never accuse Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson of being positive about Newcastle United.
The only two times this season he has predicted a win for us we ended up losing.
So maybe we should be pleased that Paul thinks dangerous Leicester City will win the game tomorrow afternoon at St. James’ Park by a score of 2-1.
That would not be good for Newcastle of course – we must start winning games – especially those at home against a team outside the top six.
Paul Merson – predicts our 9th defeat in 16 league games
There’s no doubt that Leicester City are a team in form at the moment and new manager Claude Puel has done an excellent job in starting to get the best out of the players he has.
Here’s what Paul has said about the upcoming game”
“Newcastle are not on a good run at the moment, and they really need a win here, but Leicester are a dangerous team.”
“Newcastle will have to go at Leicester, and they could be picked off, like Bournemouth did to them.”
“Leicester have bought into Claude Puel’s thinking. Jamie Vardy is back and Riyad Mahrez looks like he fancies it again.”
Merson prediction: 1-2
We have seven games in 23 days starting tomorrow and by the time we have played at Stoke on January 1st we’d love it if we are in mid-table in the Premier League.
That’s got to be the goal.
Date Fixture KO time
Sat 9 Dec Newcastle vs Leicester 17:30 Wed 13 Dec Newcastle vs Everton 19:45 Sat 16 Dec Arsenal vs Newcastle 15:00 Sat 23 Dec West Ham vs Newcastle 15:00 Wed 27 Dec Newcastle vs Man City 19:45 Sat 30 Dec Newcastle vs Brighton 15:00 Mon 1 Jan Stoke vs Newcastle 15:00