Paul Merson has given us his prediction for the Watford v Newcastle match on Saturday.
Last weekend he tipped West Ham to come away from St James Park with a 2-1 win, let’s just hope he is a little more accurate this time…
That’s right, for once the former Middlesbrough player has predicted that Newcastle will win a match, tipping United to leave Vicarage Road with a 1-0 win.
Paul Merson says that he worrying about Watford now, despite their very decent start to the season.
Pointing out that they have lost their last four Premier League matches, Merson thinks Watford will get ‘sucked in’ if they lose to Newcastle, with the Magpies then only five points behind the Hornets.
However, he does believe that if Watford get the three points, then with 32 points already they should be ok.
Sounds to me as though this is a game that Watford will be throwing everything at, especially as in the middle of this losing streak they still managed to beat Newcastle despite playing poorly and leaving out four of their best players.
Paul Merson is now talking of Newcastle being a strong team with quality that are now ‘believing in themselves’.
The Sky pundit also remarks that United have done well in the transfer market.
Wonders will never cease and let us hope just once he is right…
Paul Merson talking to Sky Sports:
“I worry about Watford. They are on a glass mountain with slippers on and they’re sliding very quickly.
“People point to their league position and how many points they’ve got but they just went and lost four games on the spin.
“If they lose this game, Newcastle shoot up and Watford get sucked in, but if they can win I would probably say they would go on and stay in the Premier League.
“If they lose this game they are right back in the relegation mix, I’ve seen teams in higher positions than them go down.
“People are wising up to playing against Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo now, and I fancy Newcastle to nick a win.
“Steve McClaren is turning a corner and he’s bought well. They are a strong team, they have quality and now they are starting to believe in themselves.”