Paul Merson has been accurate over the last two Newcastle games predicting wins for the Magpies, and we did that with 2-0 wins at home against both Huddersfield and Burnley.
That has helped lift some of the anxiety among Newcastle fans, and it’s been replaced with real hope that we can have a good run-in to the season and maybe even finish in the top 10 again.
West Ham are currently 5 points and three places above Newcastle in the league table so a win this afternoon will take us within 2 points of the Hammers.
Paul Merson – I don’t see Newcastle losing this game
This is what Paul has said about the game:
“Newcastle have turned the corner, they’re quite entertaining with three up front. Almiron looks a proper player, really quick and lively.”
“From Benitez being a manager who makes sure they don’t lose, he’s now going out with Almiron, Rondon and Perez and can have a go at teams.”
“I’ll go for a draw here, I don’t see Newcastle losing this game.”
Good comments there from Merson.
Newcastle fans think the most likely result is another Newcastle win and that would be three wins in a row and we’d be flying high.