Paul Merson has been looking ahead to the game on Saturday at St James Park.

Newcastle in 19th place with three points and no wins take on 7th placed Watford who have 19 points and six victories already.

Looking at the form of previous contests, as usual Newcastle do nothing by half.

The last five games between the two clubs have seen five wins for Watford, Newcastle last avoiding defeat in February 2010 when they won 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

That was the final game in a seven match run for Newcastle that went back to 1993, NUFC winning five and drawing two over a period of 17 years.

Paul Merson reacts to the contest by declaring ‘Newcastle fan’s won’t be happy with this’ as he forecasts a 2-0 away victory.

To be honest, safe to say that nobody is really bothered whether Merson forecasts a 2-0 defeat or 10-0 win for Newcastle.

Only bottom club Huddersfield have scored less than Newcastle’s six goals and not a lot of comfort to be taken in the fact that Watford (12) have conceded almost as many as Newcastle (14).

The 16 goals the Hornets have scored are proof of how dangerous they are and if Newcastle can’t find at least a couple of goals they are likely to be in trouble.

Paul Merson says he ‘can’t see where Newcastle are winning a game or even scoring a goal’ and difficult to argue with him on that point(s).

Salomon Rondon is the only apparent change that can be made to try and improve those stats and he will start on Saturday if fit.

The home matches against Leicester and Brighton have seen Newcastle doing ok or better until conceding, one from a penalty and the other via a deflection.

Getting the first goal and lead will almost certainly be crucial to Newcastle’s  chances.

Rafa’s team have only led in a game for 63 minutes this season and those minutes all came in the game at Old Trafford.

Watford in comparison are dangerous but not unbeatable.

Paul Merson talking to Sky Sports:

“Newcastle fans won’t be happy with this…but I’ve got to go for Watford.

“At the moment I just can’t see where Newcastle are winning a game or even scoring a goal.

“I think Watford are the most underrated team in the league, alongside Bournemouth; both very good.

“They’re fast on the counter-attack, they’re big and strong.

“Newcastle have to come out and try to beat somebody at some point, but I’m going 2-0 Watford.

“Prediction is Newcastle 0 Watford 2.”



  • crazygun

    Cant argue with what he says.Could even be worse than 0-2

  • Mrkgw

    How the mighty have fallen. But, sadly I can’t disagree with his prediction.

  • Paul Cannell

    I agree with the drug taking alcoholic

  • NUFCLX

    I think we will win as nice people don’t always come last and apparently our owner is a nice guy.

    • HarryHype59

      Compared to who, Adolf Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot?

      • Leazes.

        …..and William McKeag

  • 45709

    Regardless that i think a think a loss is in the cards, I don’t like the guy, he’s just awful

  • HarryHype59

    It is an absolute disgrace that NUFC are under dogs at home to the mighty Watford. I can’t see anything other than a win for Elton’s boys.

    • Peaky

      Especially when we have the likes of “Tiny Dancer”….Perez up front….he just keeps getting blown away like a “Candle In The Wind”…..

      • HarryHype59

        😀😁😂 Saturday night could be all right for fighting, if Ashley shows up for a curry in Newcastle after the match.

        • Peaky

          If we get relegated and that means he goes it’s a “Sacrifice “ I’m sure we could all put up with….

      • Rich Lawson

        No chance of a ”Rocket Man” til Jan’.

        • Peaky

          Nice to see you’re now back firing on all cylinders Rich…

      • Rich Lawson

        Certainly not ”I’m still standing”

  • Leazes.

    #BoycottWolves

    Can you feel the noise?

    • Realist

      You talk some shyte. Wolves will be 48 thousand plus.

      • kingfisher

        If you are correct,our club as we know it is doomed !

    • Rich Lawson

      That will be the next of our wonderful prediction based opportunities,”What’s going to be the size of the crowd v Wolves to the nearest 1000 ” ?

  • Foggy

    Hate to say but I think they are too big and strong for us. I think Merson is right. I hope I’m wrong but once again we’ll lose out with lightweights Perez and Diame and Kenedy.

  • Garibaldi

    I am delighted with his prediction and he is nearly always wrong

    • Squintytoonarmy

      That’s the only positive from this. He’s often wrong.

  • Tweed Mag

    He’s right, we are not happy about a lot of things. Unfortunately he is also likely to be right about Watford. They are playing well and will expect to get a result. We heard from the Captain yesterday about being ‘united’ and getting behind the team. Okay, give the fans something to support – perhaps even score a couple of goals? The 12th man might then wake up and encourage the players to better things.

    • kingfisher

      Well said Tweed 👍👏

  • Wezza

    I just can’t see us scoring. Unless they get a red card like they did against Bournemouth (who we can’t compete with minus FCB money taken) then we will lose.
    Tactics wise we have to give it a go like we started to do at this time last season.

  • Mike

    bet he has a bet on watford winning us not scoring….err wots the odds i mite put a quid on that

  • WildBill

    0-0….best we can hope for.

  • robbersdog

    Can’t they use a different Merson photo? That one always gives me a fright.