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Cattermole Needs Sorting Then Sunderland Will Crumble

6 years ago
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Former Newcastle United number 9 Malcolm Macdonald believes that the biggest threat to his former employers’ chances of taking maximum points in tomorrow’s derby is themselves.

Speaking to the Chronicle, Macdonald gave his opinion on Newcastle’s chances in tomorrow’s game at Sunderland. “Sunderland can’t do it [beat Newcastle]; only they can beat themselves.

“I will be really upset and surprised if United don’t avenge their 3-0 home defeat earlier in the year. That is why they must win and rub out that memory. That is the game that should be in every Newcastle player’s mind.

“If they look at the table and realise Sunderland cannot score and concede goals by the barrow-load then complacency will set in and an upset can occur.”

Macdonald also gave his opinion on how individual players could affect tomorrow’s proceedings. “If Lee Cattermole is on the back foot then the rest of the Sunderland players will feel they are in for a tough ride; heads will drop. Cheick Tiote should single him [Cattermole] out and put in a hard but fair challenge on him at the first opportunity. (Odds for first player to get a card – Tiote 10/1 and Cattermole 7/1 – all odds HERE)

“I will have no qualms if United go with Paul Dummett and Mike Williamson at the heart of their defence. I really am a fan of Dummett. As for Williamson he is a good, honest pro. He gives his all and is a good communicator, which is vital.”

Supermac finished by summing up his prediction for tomorrow’s game in simple terms: “Newcastle to win? Yes, I believe so.”

Betting – NUFC To Win Both Halves 13/2 – Cattermole First To Get A Card 7/1 – Any Goalkeeper To Get Man Of Match 16/1

To view all Sunderland v Newcastle betting click HERE (Prices can fluctuate up and down)

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