I agree with Paul Merson, kind of.

Yet again, the player turned pundit makes you feel that he does just make it up as he goes along, when giving his ‘expert’ analysis.

Merson has been looking at the Newcastle v Southampton match and given us his findings.

He goes for a 2-0 home win but how he gets to that conclusion is a bit dubious, though I do agree that we will win this one after a struggle.

The former Arsenal player indicates that it will be Newcastle’s home form that can help them get to safety.

Not much of a comfort when only West Brom have picked up fewer points at home than Rafa’s team.

Paul Merson also throws in the Manchester United game as reason for optimism and of course it was a massive boost. Though that was the first victory at St James Park for almost four months in the Premier League.

As for the opposition, Southampton might not win many but with only one defeat in their last seven PL matches, they won’t be any pushover.

Paul Merson speaking to Sky Sports:

“Newcastle came up against a better team in Liverpool the other day but I think they’ll be alright.

“You look at them and they’ve got players who, especially Jonjo Shelvey if he plays well, should make sure they’re alright at home and they got a massive result against Manchester United the other week.

“Southampton have got four away games on the trot, they’re in the FA Cup against Wigan and when they’re doing that Premier League teams will be playing football, if they win then they’ll be in the semi-final when teams will be playing again.

“They could be in a horrible position soon, if they don’t get anything here.

“They’ll be playing catch-up and will be in the bottom three.

“They’re missing Charlie Austin, and they seem like a team who want to don’t lose before they win.

“Prediction is Newcastle 2 Southampton 0.

Newcastle v Southampton Match Betting:

Newcastle win 7/4Draw 11/5Southampton win 15/8

NUFC to lead at HT and FT 19/5NUFC to win and at least 3 goals in the game 18/5Ritchie to score 1st goal 9/1

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  • Peaky Magpie

    Never bodes well when Father Jack predicts a win……DRINK….

    • TheNutJob

      we`ll score in 5mins & for the next 85 we`ll have a 10 man wall in front of Marty while they take pot shots at us

      • Peaky Magpie

        That’s exactly what’ll happen….have you been for a spin in Clarko’s spaceship & seen the future ???

        • TheNutJob

          the Hoss will come on at a gallop & score a last minute winnner

          • 1957

            …for Southampton

    • Rich Lawson

      Fek, A##e,Girls ! Then Merson flings himself through the window.That’s what pay tv needs for ratings.

  • Coach Clagnut

    Why you keep giving this dry drunk the oxygen of publicity on this website escapes me. Doesn’t help your credibility one bit. You shouldn’t mock the afflicted.

  • Lord

    Pundit algorithm: two sides in the bottom half, go for a home win.

  • Wor Lass

    ” … they seem like a team who want to don’t lose before they win.” Ah, Merse – says it all, really.

    • Rich Lawson

      He should be on MOTD so more people can enjoy his unique brand of punditry.Rather watch him than Jenas !

      • Peter C

        Definitely more comic value, and questionable grammer !