Sky Sports Pundit Paul Merson is out with his prediction for the game tomorrow at home to Southampton.
And it’s not a result we will be happy with – a 2-2 draw.
It’s better than a defeat bit wins are what we need to move up the table and finish as high as we can over the final four games of the season.
Newcastle had their first clean sheet since back at home to Burnley on February 26th last Monday night, and the whole team played exceptionally well in the 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium.
Paul Merson – looking surprised at his own prediction?
If we can show the same resilience at the back tomorrow, we can get a win and another clean sheet.
But the Saints have come into some form recently and beat Watford 3-1 in their last game at home.
They have won three of their last four league games and only lost one game – at home to Liverpool during that time.
Here is what Paul Merson has told Sky Sports about the game:
“Both teams are safe and there should be goals.” “Nobody is under pressure, they are both safe.
“Why not go out and express yourselves?”
“The problem is there is still plenty to play for in terms of money for the club – moving up three positions can bring in millions of pounds.”
“Winning this game can really help for that push.” “The players though, will not feel that pressure.”
Prediction: Newcastle 2 Southampton 2.
We need a win, and most fans think we can achieve that tomorrow.