Paul Merson has given his forecast for Saturday’s match at St James Park.
After refusing to predict that Newcastle would any of their first eight Premier League games, Merson has gained some small infamy amongst Newcastle fans.
Now make that nine in a row…however, Merson’s contempt for Newcastle obviously has reached new depths.
As well as forecasting Newcastle to only draw 1-1 at home to rock bottom Palace, Paul Merson has surely achieved something unique.
In his write-up about the game, he has managed to never mention Newcastle United.
Merson’s entire preview is about Crystal Palace, almost as though he can’t bear to use our club’s name.
Obviously nothing going on at Newcastle in recent times, on and off the pitch, worth mentioning…
Paul Merson speaking to Sky Sports:
“What a result for Palace against Chelsea, and it just shows you how important and good Wilfried Zaha is, how big a player he is in that side.
“This is another big, big game, and I can’t really separate them.
“You like to think Palace have turned the corner, but if they lose this they are virtually back to where they were the week before the Chelsea game, because they would have highlighted this game as a potential three points.
“If they can get a draw, it’s been a great couple weekends for Palace.”
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