Surprise Paul Merson Prediction For Everton vs Newcastle

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson isn’t exactly a fan of Newcastle United but like other pundits, he has been impressed with the job Rafa Benitez has done at Newcastle this year.

Rafa has got the team playing out of their skins – they are well organized, disciplined, energetic, defensively solid and have a burning desire to win every game.

Yes – it looks like Newcastle is a Rafa Benitez team these days.

Everton fans don’t like the way Everton are playing under Sam Allardyce and there’s some discontent there.

Paul Merson – predicts Newcastle win

The Everton hierarchy have sent out a survey asking fans to rate Sam Allardyce’s performance this season and you know that’s not going to turn out well.

But Sam still saved them when he came in late November when they were in relegation trouble, five weeks after Ronald Koeman had been fired.

This is what Paul Merson has said to Sky Sports about the game:

“Newcastle are a funny team aren’t they – they’re flying!”

“Four in a row. They’ve gone to Leicester and beat Arsenal.”

“This is a dangerous game for Sam Allardyce.”

“The fans will be turning up expecting to win, Sam will be under pressure to win, and there’s not much between these two teams.”

“I’m going for Newcastle to beat Everton.”

“Sam will think  sending out the survey to supporters is a joke, it’s embarrassing. He’s a former England manager.”

“If he didn’t say what he said he’s still the manager of England, now they’re sending out surveys.”

“I’d expect that when I was manager of Walsall, I wouldn’t expect Sam Allardyce to get that treatment.”

“I think they did it last year, but that isn’t the point. They have an England manager, someone who’s been in the game a million years – it’s disrespectful.”

“Sam won’t be happy but he’ll just bite his tongue.”

“You don’t want to go steaming in and resigning, especially when you could end up with four or five million”

Prediction – Everton 1 Newcastle 2.

Paul Merson is taking Newcastle to win this game and we’re not sure whether we should be happy or sad.

We will be very happy if Paul is right!

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4 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 20, 2018 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #1


    Merson’s opinion of us has changed since the Man U win, to be fair and he’s been picking us to win far more regularly. You can’t say that of some others.

    Looking at Lawro’s league table on the BBC website, he has a bottom three of Swansea, Watford and Huddersfield, whereas the actual bottom three he has at 10th, 12th and 13th.

    He has Newcastle at 16th with a points total of 28, against the 41 we actually have. He’s predicted us to lose vs Everton on Monday, despite the fact we’ve only lost two games since Christmas.

    Honestly, Lawro’s whole life is a daily fail. Idiot.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 20, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Pop…….burble…he’s an England Manager burrrrp…show some respect…..hic….at least a week in the job…..bellllch……your round Sam…….burrrrp….gahhhh…

  • Tsunki

    Apr 20, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #3

    Another well thought out prediction from Red Nose Day. They’ve been winning so they’ll win again … cheque in the post is it? Ta.

  • count

    Apr 20, 2018 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Nothing he says is a surprise because he constantly talks ignorant sh!te


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