Andy Gray makes a positive prediction about Newcastle

St James Park

Newcastle United and Swansea City will face each other in the Premier League this afternoon.

Former Aston Villa and Everton striker Andy Gray has predicted on Paddypower.com that Newcastle United will win against Swansea City at home this weekend.

Newcastle will take on Swansea at St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Gray believes that Rafael Benitez’s side will pick up all three points from the encounter.

“What a huge game for Newcastle,” the former Scotland international wrote on Paddypower.com. “They were made look very ordinary last weekend and can’t repeat that performance. And I don’t think they will. Swansea are safe and have nothing to play for.”

A footnote added: “Andy’s bet: Newcastle win at 13/10.”

Swansea have nothing to play for, but the Swans do have a good record at St. James’ Park.

The Welsh outfit are unbeaten in their four Premier League visits to St James' Park, winning the last three in a row.

Rafael Benitez's side are desperate for points at the moment, and the players are under immense pressure. For the Magpies to win this afternoon, the fans need to back the team from start to finish.

Newcastle have taken just four points from the last 30 available, and their current points tally of 25 from 32 games is their worst at this stage of a Premier League season, surpassing their previous lowest in 2008-09 (30 points) when they were relegated.

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