Paul Merson has been talking about the Newcastle v Swansea match on Saturday.
He claims Swansea were great in their last away match, even though they trailed until the 86th minute and then scored two late goals to win the match.
This brought to an end a losing run of seven straight away games.
Paul Merson also states that the Welsh club were ‘unfortunate’ when losing their last home game 2-0 to Tottenham.
Unfortunate or not, Swansea have now lost 14 of their 22 Premier League matches, two more than the next highest total.
Merson predicts ‘big trouble’ for Newcastle if they fail to beat bottom club Swansea but he does see them winning the game by the narrowest of margins.
The Sky Sports pundit forecasting a 1-0 home win in a ‘cagey victory’ for Newcastle.
Whilst Swansea have experienced a bit of a ‘bounce’ since Carvalhal took over, I have to agree with Paul Merson for once, and say that this is indeed, a must win match for Newcastle.
A game at home against bottom of the table opposition can surely be nothing but that, especially when we then have the other extreme up next, Man City away…
Paul Merson talking to Sky Sports:
“Again, this is another game that’s hard to call.
“Swansea were great at Watford and unfortunate at home to Spurs in the last fortnight.
“Newcastle have to take advantage of home games though.
“If they don’t win this they will be in big trouble, so this is a game they (Newcastle) will have highlighted as a must-win.
“I think they will just get the job done with a cagey victory.
“Prediction is Newcastle 1 Swansea 0.”
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