Former Arsenal star Paul Merson has backed Newcastle United to win against Burnley tonight.
Newcastle will head into the contest on the back of a 1-0 away defeat to West Ham United, and Merson expects them to return to winning ways.
“I thought Newcastle were unlucky at West Ham on Saturday,” he wrote on Skysports.com. “Tiss was watching it in the Soccer Saturday studio and I was keeping an eye on it, and I thought they were unlucky to come away with nothing.
“Burnley not beating Villa wasn’t a great result for them - you need to be winning those games at home. So I’m going for a Newcastle win.”
Newcastle have the better team on paper and they will be backed by many football followers to win tonight, but Burnley’s chances cannot be written off just yet.
Despite sitting second from bottom in the Premier League table, Burnley do have it in themselves to raise their game.
Playing at home will also give them an edge. Newcastle should not get complacent.