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Sky Sports pundit fails with Brighton to beat Newcastle prediction – Now goes with Huddersfield

5 years ago

In the lead up to the Brighton v Newcastle match, David Prutton said that the Seagulls had the ‘edge’ and that you ‘worry’ about NUFC when they don’t have Dwight Gayle.

His 2-1 win for Brighton was just the latest of his predictions to be well wide of the mark as Newcastle won by that scoreline.

Not willing to admit defeat, David Prutton is back to have another go and says ‘I fancy’ Huddersfield to win 2-1 against Newcastle on Saturday.

Not quite sure what game he was watching but Prutton reckons ‘Brighton were cruising against Newcastle until Mo Diame’s freak goal dragged them (NUFC) back into it’.

Not saying Newcastle were battering them but the final stats showed United with more possession, twice as many corners and 19 shots to Brighton’s 10, the very least Newcastle deserved was a draw.

Even the comments from the Brighton fans message board that were featured on The Mag, showed most of their fans accepting Newcastle had been the better team after the first 20/25 minutes.

Not saying either that Newcastle will definitely win, as Huddersfield are obviously in good form and had only lost one game in their last 18 (all competitions) before the Man City match last night.

However, I do see a very similar committed game as Tuesday night, being repeated on Saturday, with a deserving winner by the end of it…which most neutrals (and the bookies) would say is more likely to be Newcastle.

Let’s hope they’re right anyway.

David Prutton speaking to Sky Sports:

Huddersfield v Newcastle:

“Newcastle will have been buoyed by the result at Brighton, but Huddersfield have shown they can go up against the top teams in the division and win.

“They’ve shown the kind of team they are lately and if they hadn’t had that dip, they’d be right up there with the top two.

“They got flattened at Manchester City but those were world-class players and there’s no disgrace in that.

“We’ll probably see a whole host of changes again and I fancy them against Newcastle.”

Prediction: Huddersfield to win 2-1

Forest v Brighton:

“It will be tough for Forest between now and the end of the season, obviously the change of manager was made again with half a mind on consolidation which hasn’t happened yet.

“Brighton were cruising against Newcastle until Mo Diame’s freak goal dragged them back into it. They’ll be looking to right the wrong pretty swiftly and Chris Hughton will get a reaction.”

Prediction: Brighton to win 2-1

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