Chris Sutton has now predicted what he believes the score will be between Newcastle United and Brentford on Saturday night.
The Premier League is back, well, it’s close, so so close. After a run of three successive defeats Eddie Howe will be hoping that the international break has given his Newcastle players some time to reset and come back ready to kick on.
While three defeats in a row looks bad on paper, the reality of it is not so bad when you break it down. Newcastle lost to arguably the best team in world football in Manchester City whilst giving a good account of themselves.
Chris Sutton has gone big with his prediction of Newcastle v Brentford
Liverpool could field a team of eleven one-legged seagulls and they’d still find a way to beat Newcastle such is the way things go. Finally, Brighton have had an amazing start to the season. So there’s no real shame in the results Newcastle have had.
Brentford come to St James’ Park on Saturday and all signs point towards this being the game where Newcastle finally get their season underway.
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That’s certainly what Chris Sutton believes. Writing for BBC Sport, the former Celtic striker has gone big with his prediction saying: “This is a big game for Newcastle boss Eddie Howe after his side’s run of three straight defeats.
“Brentford are one of the worst teams to be facing in a situation like this – they are so well organised and also extremely dangerous when they come forward.
“But you know what? I actually think this will bring the best out of Newcastle and this will be the day when they click again.
“They put five goals past the Bees last time they came to St James’ Park, and I think they are going to demolish them this time too, and kickstart their season.”
Sutton then goes on to predict a scoreline of 4-0.
If Newcastle win on Saturday it will change the narrative online
That would certainly silence the critics if Newcastle managed to run out such comprehensive winners, with people trying to suggest that Eddie Howe is under pressure.
Howe’s clearly not under pressure, in fact, a couple of wins in the next two fixtures would see Newcastle on more points than at the same time last season and look how that turned out.
Doom mongers gonna doom mong, I suppose. One win on Saturday could change the tide of opinion among the naysayers and Newcastle can get their season back on track.