Paul Merson has revealed his prediction for Saturday’s game at St James’ Park – claiming Newcastle fans will be ‘pleased to hear’ that he’s backing Bournemouth to win.
Why? Because he backed Watford to beat us last weekend, and we all know how what one turned out.
Here’s the Sky pundit’s had to say ahead of tomorrow’s game, with him backing the Cherries to beat us 0-2:
“I’m covering this game on Soccer Saturday. It should be a good game after Newcastle’s great result last week. I fancied Watford but they rode their luck and managed to get the result. Newcastle fans will be pleased to hear that I’m going for Bournemouth here. I went for Watford last week and they won, they’ll be hoping for the same this week.
“There’s been talk of Callum Wilson going to Chelsea this week and, after earning his first England call, he’ll be buzzing, as will his team-mates who are scoring readily.
“What’s crazy is that despite going against them, Newcastle and Huddersfield could both get back-to-back wins. That would drag so many teams back into the relegation battle.”
Considering Paul has a knack of getting our predictions wrong, this is probably a good omen before tomorrow’s clash with Bournemouth.
He’s not wrong, mind. We did ride our luck against Watford last weekend, so we’ll need to be a little better this time around if we want to stop a rampant Bournemouth running riot.
How do you see tomorrow’s game panning out folks?