Leeds have won only two away games since Boxing Day whilst Newcastle have lost only one home match in that same four month period – but David Prutton says that forecasting tonight’s match is a ‘tough call’.

The Sky Sports pundit claims that ‘Newcastle fans don’t like me going against them…’ but it is more the nature of repeatedly predicting NUFC not to win, simply in an effort to be noticed, that gets a bit tedious.

Plus he even said he felt like doing a knee slide after one game where Newcastle conceded a late equaliser.

David Prutton has predicted the matches that are televised live this weekend and so hasn’t given a forecast for Huddersfield v Preston, which stays a 3pm kick-off.

Preston have lost only two of their last 12 games and if they can win at Huddersfield, then a win for Newcastle would mean a 13 point advantage for the Magpies. Which would then leave Huddersfield having to win all of their last five matches and Newcastle lose all their remaining four, if David Wagner’s team were to still finish top two.

Before Newcastle play Leeds, Brighton are on live TV at 5pm and travel to Wolves. The home side won five in a row before surprisingly losing at Bristol City last time out but David Prutton goes for a two goal away win.

He says that Newcastle losing to Sheffield Wednesday has given Chris Hughton’s team an ‘even greater incentive to win’ and a Brighton victory would take them five points clear of Newcastle.

As for the game at St James Park, Prutton goes for a 2-2 draw. A Huddersfield win earlier in the day would exert some pressure, as it would put them within seven points of Newcastle .

David Prutton predictions:

Newcastle v Leeds 7.45pm

“This is a tough call.

“Newcastle fans don’t like me going against them yet when I backed them to draw against Sheffield Wednesday they lost!

“Leeds, meanwhile, came good at Preston after a couple of defeats. It’s the business end of the season and for that reason I foresee a hard-fought draw at St James Park.

“Prediction: Newcastle 2 Leeds 2.”

Wolves v Brighton 3pm

“Wolves delivered an unexpected performance last time out as their five-game winning run came to an end at Bristol City.

“Brighton, meanwhile, are inching ever closer to promotion, and Newcastle’s most-recent slip-up with give them even greater incentive to win.

“Prediction: Wolves 0 Brighton 2.”

  • Kneebotherm8

    If Pruttons predicted results for Newcastle this season had all been correct,then we’d be fighting a relegation battle. Fortunately,we live in the real world.

    • Leazes Ender

      United’s fans don’t live in the real world they live in a strange place between denial and positivity…..

      • Kneebotherm8

        There’s no denying I’m being positive,and we REALLY are 2nd top in the table as opposed to Pruttons UNREAL world where we are nearer to being 2nd bottom.

    • NUFCLX

      The Chronicle done a table using his predictions, according to him we should be 13 points behind Brighton (as of 31 Mar). A lot of these so called pundits are just willing us to fail. I feel like they are disappointed we are not in the same position as Villa & Norwich.My after match pint(s) will taste a lot better when we win tonight.

  • Simon Cochrane

    One things for sure, the guy knows how to get attention. Every time theres an article on here it just feeds that.

  • Paul Patterson

    Right, let’s say I predict a relegation threatened side in the Premier League to beat Chelsea and I’m wrong. Wasn’t I a silly boy. If I do it again the following week and still get it wrong, I’d look daft. Follow it up again the next week and I’d look like an idiot. This is what Prutton is doing. However, if one week, just one week I get the prediction RIGHT, (Palace beat Chelsea the other week) then in Pruttons eyes that makes him a genius.
    It doesn’t but that’s what he’s doing. He is simply an attention seeking buffoon.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Yeah,if one week,just one week he gets a prediction right the genius’ll be doing a carpet slide.

  • Taz

    He’s wrong again,we just don’t like him full stop.

  • Guilttripjunkie

    This bloke gets it wrong quite often. He predicted a draw against Shef Wed, but hey ho Newcastle lost. The poor home form means victory is not guaranteed.

  • Mrkgw

    Sooner we get out of this hapless division and away from second tier pundits the better. Rafalution to thrash Leeds!

  • Wor Lass

    ” ….but it is more the nature of repeatedly predicting NUFC not to win, simply in an effort to be noticed, that gets a bit tedious.”

    So why do you keep noticing him?

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    That lad needs medical help, he has serious problems

  • Coach Clagnut

    This bloke never got over not signing for us. Back in the day, all the patter was about Prutton being the next beesbollox as a midfielder in the Forest side. Rumours at the time had us buying him. We bought Jenas instead. He’s never forgave us.