There may be hope for Newcastle United at Brighton tomorrow afternoon in the late game because Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson predicts a 1-1 draw.
Brighton have not scored a goal in their last seven games, so we were hoping that Newcastle can at least keep a clean sheet tomorrow at the Amex Stadium.
At Rafa’s press conference today he revealed that captain Jamaal Lascelles will miss the game with what the manager called a stomach illness.
Jamaal will be rested for tomorrow’s game but could be ready to face Liverpool a week tomorrow at St. James’ Park.
Paul Merson – predicts a draw
By the time our game kicks off at 5:30 pm the result of Fulham vs. Cardiff City will be known, and Cardiff really need to win the game if they are to survive in the Premier League.
But Fulham have won their last two games and the relegated side have hit some form under caretaker manager Scott Parker.
This is what Paul Merson has said on Sky Sports today about our game tomorrow:
“This all depends on the Cardiff game. If Cardiff get beat against Fulham, a point will do for Brighton and that’ll be enough.”
“Cardiff would have to win at Manchester United after that.”
For me, it’s hard to call because it all depends on that Cardiff game, because Brighton need to win if Cardiff do.”
“They might still shut up shop, get a point and be happy.”
“The problem is Newcastle play a certain way, show they’re hard to beat from the start and always nick chances.”
Even if Cardiff lose tomorrow they can still mathematically survive so we think Brighton will go all out for a win tomorrow regardless of how Cardiff do.
Newcastle fans feel fairly confident we can win this game.
A win is important for us becasue it means we will equal last season’s points total of 44.
That would be great with two games still to play.