Newcastle have lost their last five home games for the first time in a long while.
And we play Brighton tomorrow afternoon who have lost their last four away games without even scoring a goal.
This is the final game of the year for Newcastle, and it’s been an eventful year.
The first half was positive – very positive and the second half has been negative – maybe even very negative.
Michael Owen – predicts Newcastle win – we certainly need the 3 points
For the game tomorrow Rafa has nearly all of our top players available including all central midfielders – Jonjo Shelvey, Mo Diame, Isaac Hayden, Mikel Merino and Henri Saivet.
Maybe we will see Henri Saivet get another start after he played so well last Saturday in the 3-2 win at West Ham.
His attitude is highly commendable after the Senegal International hasn’t been given many chances by Rafa Benitez.
Former Newcastle striker Michael Owen is right when he says something has to give in tomorrow’s game.
This is what Michael has written for BetVictor:
“Newcastle have lost five successive home league games whilst Brighton have lost their last four away games without scoring a goal.”
“Something has to give at St James Park.”
“Seagulls boss Chris Hughton has won just one of his seven games against his former club and I expect the hosts to edge what is likely to be a tight, tense affair.”
“Prediction is Newcastle to win at 23/20.”
There’s just no way we can score 23 goals tomorrow.