Paul Merson has been taking a look at the Newcastle v Tottenham clash on Sunday.
The former Arsenal player thinks rivals Tottenham ‘Are as good as anybody in the league’, whilst Newcastle are…not.
He thinks that the fans could be the only thing that stands between Newcastle and instant relegation back to the Championship.
Naturally the lack of quality signings is at the forefront of his thinking and he also thinks Rafa Benitez will soon get sick, after a background of winning La Liga and the Champions League, as well as managing clubs of the calibre of Real Madrid.
On Sunday, Paul Merson believes that Newcastle will have option but to attack with being at home and this could well lead to a ‘cricket score’ in his opinion.
It was 5-1 the last time the teams met but this time Merson goes for 0-3 and misery for Newcastle.
“Newcastle simply haven’t signed enough players.
“Rafa Benitez has managed at the top of European football and I’m sure he doesn’t have plans to stay in the Premier League by the skin of his teeth following promotion.
“I can see this whole affair at Newcastle coming to an end soon if Rafa continues not to be backed in the transfer market.
“They haven’t spent enough and if it wasn’t for the fans I’d tip them to go down.
“Spurs are as good as anybody in the league and against a Newcastle side, who will have to attack in front of their own fans, this could be a cricket score.
Paul Merson predicts:
Newcastle 0 Tottenham 3