Heading into the final round of matches in the Premier League on Sunday, Newcastle find themselves 17th in the standings with 36 points from 37 games.
The Magpies will face West Ham at St. James’ Park, while Hull City - who are two points behind them - will take on Manchester United at the KC Stadium.
A draw will be enough for Newcastle to escape the drop to the Championship if Hull fail to win against United, but former Arsenal striker Henry has advised John Carver’s side to go for the three points.
“If Hull City played before and Newcastle already knew the result, then they can approach that game in a different way,” the former France international told Sky Sports.
“In any other game they might feel secure with a draw against West Ham, but they might feel they need to score quickly. It would be risky for Newcastle to play for a draw.”
Playing at home should give Newcastle an advantage against West Ham, but the Magpies have lost nine of their last 10 league matches.
Carver’s side have been arguably the worst team in the Premier League over the past two months, and not many would predict them to win.
However, stranger things have happened in football. If Newcastle get an early goal, then they will have a good chance of winning against Sam Allardyce’s side.