The only time we get a little flummoxed with Paul Merson is whenever he predicts a Newcastle win.
There are two things about that – he very rarely does it and when he does predict us to win – we nearly always lose.
So it’s not a big shock that he takes his former club Arsenal (327 appearances, 78 goals) to win 2-1 at St. James’ Park on Saturday.
Paul Merson – predicts another Newcastle defeat – so what’s new?
Here’s what Paul has written about the game on Sky Sports and what he expects:
“Arsenal always give you a chance, as shown against Cardiff. That tells you everything.”
“However, Newcastle can’t be relied on to have a go against the big teams.”
“They won’t create a million chances against the Gunners and Arsenal will create plenty.”
“Newcastle will sit back and Arsenal will break them down at some point.”
Paul predicts: 1-2
The big chance for Newcastle in this game is the Arsenal defense looks weak.
We watched them beat Cardiff 3-2 in their last game and they let in two goals and didn’t look too tight at all at the back.
If Newcastle can play well in defense and take one or two of the chances we will we could come away with all 3 points.
That’s the hope and a win would be terrific.