Football pundit Paul Merson has predicted that Southampton will win when they face off against Newcastle this Sunday.
The prediction will certainly be surprising to many given that the Saints have failed to score during nine out of their last ten matches at home and they currently lie in 12th position on the Premier League standings with eight points from several games.
Newcastle have endured better fortunes so far this season as they have picked up ten points from their several games thus far and sit on ninth position on the standings.
Despite this, Merson feels that Southampton will overcome the Magpies during the weekend. He said: “Southampton are a funny team who don’t score enough goals.
“I know people will be surprised that I’d say they will win this 2-0 but I just think sooner or later something has to happen and they need to start entertaining, otherwise Mauricio Pellegrino is going to be in trouble. They sacked the last manager because he was not entertaining enough and the new manager is no different so far.
“Newcastle had a good result against Liverpool but I also look at their last away game when they lost at Brighton. Prediction Southampton 2 Newcastle 0.”