It’s not very often that Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson is confident of a Newcastle win but he takes us to beat Fulham 3-0 at home on Saturday afternoon in what is a relegation 6 pointer.
That would be our biggest win of the season if it happens and would help our goal difference, but we still think this game will be a difficult one.
Given we have won four of our last seven games and shown some decent form of late we will be the favorites tomorrow to win the game with most pundits.
But we cannot take Fulham lightly in any way.
Paul Merson – predicts Newcastle to win 3-0
But having said all that – we desperately need the 3 points on Saturday.
This is what Paul Merson has said on Sky Sports:
“Newcastle. Without a doubt.”
“You’re never going to stay up if you can’t keep a clean sheet. West Ham beat Fulham in second gear, a struggling Manchester United the week before were 3-0 up in no time.”
“Huddersfield have got a chance of staying up because they may only need to score one goal to win a football match, with a good defense, but Fulham need to score two or three each week to even get near.”
“I really can’t see Fulham keeping a clean sheet between now and the end of the season.”
“They could be cut adrift, it’s getting to that stage of the season.”
“I’m not sure what this appointment of Claudio Ranieri has brought Fulham.
Paul predicts 3-0
That first line – Newcastle, without a doubt, worries me a little.
But we’ll take the win however we can get it.
Seven in ten fans think we can win this game and go to 19 points after 18 games played – which would be very decent.