BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has made his predictions for this week’s Premier League fixtures. He has selected Newcastle to defeat Wolves by a score of 2-1.
Newcastle have yet to score more than 1 goal in a game this season, but we think they may have it in them to bag a couple on Sunday.
This is what Lawrenson wrote with his prediction:
Wolves had not won any of their first four games on a Sunday this season, then they went and won at Manchester City after their longest trip in the Europa League, to Turkey to play Besiktas.
They go to Slovakia before they go to St James’ Park, where they grabbed a controversial late win against 10 men on their last visit, in December 2018.
Newcastle owe them one, and I think they will come out on top here – just.
Lawrenson is referencing the home loss to Wolves last season when DeAndre Yedlin had a straight red card in the second half. Newcastle held out until a stoppage-time Matt Doherty header sealed the three points for the visitors.
However, we were also unfortunate in the February away match, which Wolves tied in the final seconds when Martin Dubravka was bumped while trying to collect a ball in the box. That match was also Miguel Almiron’s debut for Newcastle.
Lawrenson points out the last time Wolves traveled for a Europa League match. They defeated Besiktas 1-0 in Turkey and then soundly defeated Manchester City 1-2 at the Etihad the following Sunday.
Wolves won their Europa League match at Slovan Bratislava 2-1 this evening. So let’s hope they don’t come to St James Park playing anything like they did against Manchester City.
Former bodybuilder and film star Arnold Schwarzenegger was Lawrenson’s foil in his predictions. Arnold went with a Wolves 0-1 victory. Well, we’ll politely disagree with Arnold on this one.
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