Mark Lawrenson has come out with his prediction for tomorrow’s Newcastle game at Cardiff.
And he sees the same score as Paul Merson does – a 1-1 draw.
In his comments, he thinks Newcastle will not have any trouble this season, but it’s a different story for newly promoted Cardiff City managed by Neil Warnock.
They are favorites to be relegated this season.
BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson – predicts a 1-1 draw
This is what Lawrenson has said about the game tomorrow:
“I thought Cardiff would put up a little bit more resistance than they did in their defeat at Bournemouth on the opening weekend.”
“But what happened there has probably given them an indication of the gulf between the Championship and the Premier League.”
“I would expect Neil Warnock’s side to make things a lot more difficult for Newcastle in their first home game back in the top flight, though.”
“And the Bluebirds fans will play a part too – they have to, because Cardiff’s home form is going to play a huge role in their survival fight.”
“I cannot see many goals in this, but the dynamic between the two managers is going to be great to watch because Warnock and Magpies boss Rafael Benitez have a bit of history.”
“Newcastle also lost their first game of the season, at home to Tottenham, but they put in a decent performance and I don’t see them struggling this season.”
“Cardiff are a different story, though.”
“Predicton 1-1 draw.”
Our fans seem confident we can win this game and if we can win it would be an excellent result for us and lift the mood a little with the fans.