Georginio Wijnaldum says that he is convinced Newcastle United will win the next Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland.
Newcastle are set to host Sunderland on the 19th March 2016, and they will be looking to end a run of five straight defeats against their local rivals.
And Wijnaldum is certain that Newcastle’s poor form against the Black Cats is set to end, as they will have home advantage the next time they meet Sam Allardyce’s side.
Sunderland ran out 3-0 winners against Newcastle when the two sides met earlier in the campaign.
The Magpies dominated much of the early part of the contest against Sunderland on that occasion, but a red card shown to Fabricio Coloccini changed the pattern of the match.
In the end, Sunderland ran out comfortable winners and extended their impressive run of results against their near neighbours.
Newcastle’s next match against Sunderland could be crucial to both side’s survival chances, if their form remains similar.
As things stand, both clubs are in the relegation zone, and they look set to have to battle against the drop for the campaign ahead.