Paul Merson has looked ahead to Monday and predicted the outcome of Burnley v Newcastle.

The former Middlesbrough star acknowledges that he hasn’t predicted a win for Newcastle in the previous nine Premier League games but declares ‘that changes today!’.

Forecasting a 2-1 victory for Newcastle, even then Paul Merson appears to be messing with our heads.

Refusing to predict wins against the likes of West Ham, Stoke, and rock bottom Crystal Palace at home, Merson now confidently states that Newcastle will go to Burnley and come away with three points.

Rafa’s team may well do but Burnley are a very tough nut to crack, particularly at home.

They have lost only two of their nine league games and since losing at home to West Brom in the first game at Turf Moor, they have beaten Crystal Palace and drawn with Huddersfield and West Ham.

Not the most exciting set of results maybe but when you take into account Burnley have won at Chelsea and Everton, plus picked up a point at both Liverpool and Tottenham…

You would think that Paul Merson just possibly does little to no research and picks many of his predictions based on getting a reaction and/or simple making it up as he goes along.

As well as Burnley being hard to beat, Newcastle failed to create any real threat against bottom side Palace until Merino’s 86th minute winner.

Paul Merson says it would be ‘brilliant’ if Newcastle look in a safe position by January and can have a ‘real go in the FA Cup’. Can’t disagree with him on that one.

Paul Merson talking to Sky Sports:

“I haven’t gone for Newcastle to win once this season but that changes today!

“Burnley’s home form has been a little shaky and Newcastle are on a roll.

“They did well against Southampton and the Palace win was big for them.

“They are punching well above their weight – if they finish sixth Rafa Benitez will be manager of the season.

“The name of the game remains safety and hopefully for Newcastle fans their club will be in a position in January to have a real go in the FA Cup.

“That would be brilliant.”



  • superalansuddick

    Thats boll***sed that then.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Doomed, Merse tipping us to win he`s never been right yet

    • Wor Lass

      It`s not totally knacked – you haven`t predicted a win yet!

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        I`m saying nowt

        • Wor Lass

          Thank God for that – I reckon we`ll do them narrowly!

  • steve pearce

    Porter – what’s this obsession with total dicks like Merson who hate Newcastle and whose outpourings of shyte we routinely ignore. Here mate if you want him to bust your back door in use social media to tell him and don’t involve us in your sick desires,,,,

    • Mark Davies

      So dont read it then. Seems you just use this forum to insult people or come out with smart arsed comments.

      Only thing I laughed at from you was your use of commas,,,,,,,,,,

  • Wor Lass

    Good old Mers. Presumably, he`s doing a bit of cold turkey at the minute and hasn`t quite got his head unscrambled.

    • Charlie

      i dont think he could predict were his next drink is from or what bet hes going to put on lol

      • Wor Lass

        Yes, the perpetual question for Mers, “Where is my next drink coming from?”. Ha ha!

        • Taz

          Presumably His hip flask, he’s definitely half cut on tv.

  • gallowgate26

    Lawro has us down to win 1-2 as well. I now fully expect us to get beat by about 4-0!!

  • William Pick

    Poor soul he’s struggling probably needs a pick me up

  • Phil Yare

    merson and lawro backing us….all it needs is owen to back us and we may as well hand them a 3-0 win.

  • lukegte

    He’s right about the finishing 6th thing. But I’m not sure about his prediction. Burnley are solid.

  • pedrodelgardo

    You have a weak mind if it is being “messed with” by Paul effin Merson – get a grip!