During his latest set of weekly Premier League predictions, Michael Owen has said that he ‘refuses to believe’ that we are a ‘relegation threatened-side’ despite our poor start – with him expecting us to pick up a point at Southampton on Saturday.
He talks about what a ‘massive game’ it is for both clubs, but seems optimistic that we won’t find ourselves in any danger come May next year – despite him being concerned about our back-to-back home defeats to the Leicester and Brighton.
Here’s what he’s had to say about this weekend’s game on the south coast in his prediction piece for BetVictor:
“This is Newcastle’s worst ever start to a Premier League campaign,”
“My optimism that the fixture list had been instrumental in that disappointing start is beginning to wear thin after back-to-back home losses to Leicester and Brighton.
“United don’t have a good record at Southampton and this is a massive game for both clubs.
“The Magpies had 27 shots against Brighton and I refuse to believe they are a relegation-threatened side. I feel they can pick up a valuable point on the south coast.”
Given what he’s said in his first two lines, it seems odd that he comes to the conclusion that we are NOT a side he feels are in danger of being relegated.
He talks about a valuable point on Saturday, but I suspect there’ll be a few NUFC fans who feel it’s a game we’ll need to win.
Would you take a point at Southampton?