David Prutton has rounded off the season with yet another negative for Newcastle United.
Clearly seeing being a little controversial about Newcastle throughout the season, as a way of making a name for himself, Prutton has regularly tipped Newcastle not to win.
Even with his final day predictions, he says Newcastle United will be losers, even though he believes they will win…
The Sky Sports pundit has gone for a 2-0 win at St James Park for Rafa’s team BUT Chris Hughton to get a 1-0 victory at Villa to lift the title.
Maybe we are just a little paranoid but interesting to see him say about Brighton: ‘What a campaign’, and for 14th placed Barnsley he says ‘A wonderful campaign’.
When it comes to Newcastle the best he can do is to say NUFC have been ‘very professional all season’.
Yes Barnsley have done well with limited resources and yes Brighton have been excellent in getting promotion so early (currently 10 points ahead of third placed Reading) but surely if Newcastle beat Barnsley and win the title (if Brighton falter) with 95 points, that also will be some achievement?
What he has to say sums up so many experts/pundits, where any credit given to Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United is given through gritted teeth.
David Prutton speaking to Sky Sports:
Newcastle v Barnsley:
“If Brighton win, there is nothing Newcastle can do.
“I still think they will beat Barnsley, they have been very professional all season and that continues until the final day.
“It’s been a wonderful campaign for Barnsley, who have consolidated after losing so many players. But because of what’s at stake for Newcastle, I think they win.
“Prediction: Newcastle 2 Barnsley 0.”
Aston Villa v Brighton:
“It’s been a strange few weeks for Brighton since sealing promotion. Their main aim was achieved superbly but they have laboured somewhat since then.
“Being away from home might help them a little bit. It was a wonderful atmosphere at the Amex against Bristol City but sometimes that leads to stage-fright.
“I’m tipping them to squeak past Villa and seal the title. What a campaign.
“Prediction: Villa 0 Brighton 1.”