Harry Redknapp predictions: Worrying for Newcastle, encouragement for Southampton

Harry Redknapp with Glenn Hoddle at QPR training

The once Southampton boss feels Watford can beat the Magpies but is backing the Saints against Manchester United.

Former Premier League manager and current pundit Harry Redknapp feels it wouldn't be a shock if Watford beat Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon - and has backed Southampton to beat Manchester United, according to Kicca.

Both are arguably surprise predictions, considering the stature of all those involved. But Newcastle are winless in five games, as opposed to Watford who won their first match of the Premier League season against Swansea City last week.

Manchester United, meanwhile, lost to PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League during midweek and Redknapp can see more of the same - which could be good news for Southampton.

Redknapp wrote on Kicca: "Newcastle are low on confidence and I can see Watford getting something out of this, not sure it will be much of a shock if they win."

On Southampton, meanwhile, he wrote: "I was very surprised about United’s defeat to what is a very ordinary PSV side and I wouldn’t be shocked if they suffered another defeat."

If the Magpies do lose another game, will the pressure mount on boss Steve McClaren? And can Southampton really beat Manchester United?

The South Coast side have won once so far this season and doubling their tally against Louis van Gaal's men would no doubt provide Ronald Koeman with extra satisfaction.

There's plenty to look out for, then, and there will be plenty of surprises if Redknapp's predictions are anything to go by. Worrying suggestions for Newcastle and Manchester United but encouragement for Watford and Southampton.

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