The Newcastle United Blog | Pundit expects streaks to end in latest Newcastle prediction


BBC specialist Mark Lawrenson gave his predictions for this weekend’s Premier League games. It loses Newcastle to Brentford by a 2-1 scoreline, which would increase angst levels on Tyneside, if correct.

Here’s part of Lawro’s take on the game:

Like Leeds, Brentford are another side on the slide – they’ve taken just one point from their last seven games, and a resurgent Newcastle will overtake them with a win on Saturday.

In form, you’d go with the Magpies to do just that, but I actually think this scenario could bring in a great performance for the Bees. Their fans will certainly also have a role to play because it’s an absolutely huge game for their season. Their collective hunger could make the difference.

Newcastle have picked up 12 points in their last six games, more than they managed in their previous 19. As good as they have been – and they have been very good – their levels will go down at some point and the nature of the Premier League means that when that happens they are likely to be beaten.

The former Liverpool defender uses his crystal ball to predict a reversal of form for both clubs. He expects two streaks to end in a win for Brentford.

The Bees haven’t won in their last seven league matches. In fact, they have only gained one point over this period. Newcastle, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last six league games.

It was a match with contrasting forms which brought the two clubs within 2 points of each other. Like the Toon Army did for Newcastle, Lawro sees Brentford fans playing a big part in the outcome.

Newcastle can skip The Bees with a win. Depending on the performance of Everton and Leeds this weekend, the Magpies can climb up to 14th place. This will hopefully provide plenty of motivation to keep the levels high.

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