The Magpies will take on Swansea at St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Former Newcastle winger Barnes has predicted Rafael Benitez’s side to pick up all three points from the encounter courtesy of a 2-1 victory.
“I think Newcastle will win, because they have to win,” the former England international wrote on Titanbet.co.uk. “Swansea are safe in mid-table after beating Chelsea so they’ll have little to play for, which will help the home side. Goalscorers – Aleksandar Mitrovic and Andre Ayew.”
“It may be a case of misguided loyalty but I think Newcastle could keep their survival prospects alive with a home 1-0 defeat of Swansea,” the former England international wrote on Colossusbets.com.
“It looks grim for them after their weekend loss at Southampton but at least Norwich were beaten as well, and that gives them a lifeline of sorts.
“Their home form is not that bad for a side staring relegation in the face but they clearly have to up their game to beat a Swansea side unbeaten in their last three, and coming here fresh from a 1-0 weekend defeat of Chelsea. But I keep the faith in Newcastle. For now. Hopefully, they have the hunger.”
Newcastle are in serious danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season and need to pick up all three points from the encounter against Swansea this weekend.
The Magpies are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment, although they do have a game in hand.
Benitez’s side will head into the game against Swansea on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Southampton away from home at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Swansea have nothing to play for between now and the end of the season, as they are safe from relegation.