Michael Owen has given his prediction for the game on Saturday at home to Manchester United – it’s a 1-1 draw.
He has played for both clubs in his career, and he says he thinks the game will end up as a 1-1 draw.
We’d be fairly happy if that happens.
The Red Devils defense is just awful, and they look so out of sorts this season, so our lads may be able to score some goals on Saturday.
On the other hand, the Red Devils do have some very good (and expensive) forwards, who can almost score at will.
So our defense must be at its very best at St. James’ Park for us to take something out of the game.
Goalkeeper Karl Darlow will be getting an extended stay in the first team, with Martin Dubravka having a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury, and he must be at his best tomorrow.
If we play as well as we did against Burnley, in the 3-1 win last time out, we could even win this fixture, for the second season running.
Here’s what Michael (shown above) has written in BetVictor today about the game:
“Newcastle will be more than happy with their start to their campaign.”
“A 3-1 victory at home to Burnley was a solid enough performance, and I think the Magpies will quietly fancy their chances here.”
“United come into this in disarray. The result against Tottenham won’t be forgotten quickly and I think it may take a few weeks yet for United to find their feet.”
“I’m going for a draw.”
We’d be happy with a draw, but we think, in the right frame of mind and with our players on song this Saturday in the late kickoff game, we can even win this game.
And in the early voting, the majority of Newcastle fans think we can win this game.
Howay The Lads!!
What do you think?