Sunderland will take on the Magpies at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League on Sunday.
“The two teams are not playing with a great deal of confidence, but after beating Norwich 6-2, Newcastle will think they have turned the corner,” Liverpool legend Souness wrote on Skysports.com.
“For the first time this year, their supporters enjoyed their weekend and the players emerged with credit. Sunderland failed to get the bounce from a new manager at West Brom last week and will be hoping it starts this weekend.”
“With all of that in mind, I might sit on the fence on this one and call it a draw between two nervous teams,” added Souness, who managed Newcastle from 2004 to 2006.
Could Graeme Souness’s prediction come true?
Sunday’s match promises to be very exciting and fiercely competitive, and there is a good chance that it could end in a draw.
Under new manager Sam Allardyce, Sunderland are going to keep it tight at the back and make it tough for the Newcastle attackers to find space.
Newcastle may have scored six goals against Norwich City at St. James’ Park last weekend, but they also conceded twice.
Defence remains a problem for Steve McClaren’s side, and the Magpies will have to be careful about it on Sunday.
Sunderland are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment, while Newcastle are third from bottom.