BBC Pundit Mark Lawrenson has given his predictions for this week’s Premier League action. He has picked Newcastle to lose 2-0 at Everton tomorrow.
Here is his prediction in full:
Everton’s improvement has continued under Carlo Ancelotti, not just with their results, but the way they play – they have purpose and a bit of fire in their bellies.
Newcastle’s win over Chelsea on Saturday was a total smash and grab, but that is allowed.
With the injuries he has had to contend with, Magpies boss Steve Bruce has done brilliantly to keep his side clear of the relegation scrap but I don’t think his side will be able to keep Everton out here.
Everton were on a good run when they came to St James Park on December 28th with a four-game unbeaten streak. They were able to continue that streak with a 2-1 on the back of Dominic Calvert-Lewin brace.
It was Newcastle’s first loss at home since August. In the game, Fabian Schar picked up Newcastle’s lone goal but also a hamstring injury that he has yet to make his return from though he made the bench against Chelsea this past Saturday.
While Everton are still on an impressive run, Newcastle have picked up 4 unlikely points in the past two games with a draw at Everton and the smash and grab Lawro references against Chelsea.
The lads will be filled with confidence. They’ve cut out the defensive errors that marred the holiday fixtures. As long as that continues and Martin Dubravka can keep playing the way he has, Newcastle should stand a good chance of picking up another result.
How Will Newcastle Do At Everton On Tuesday?
- Draw (35%, 944 )
- Win (35%, 936 )
- Lose (30%, 790 )
Total Voters: 2,670