Newcastle will take on already relegated Villa away from home at Villa Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The Magpies will head into the match high on confidence and with belief that they can win the match.
Rafael Benitez’s side are in a good run of form at the moment, and Barnes believes that they will pick up all three points from the encounter.
The former Liverpool and Newcastle winger has backed Jonjo Shelvey to score for the Magpies against Villa.
“I think Newcastle will build on their recent form, and with Aston Villa already relegated the game is there to be won,” Barnes wrote on Titanbet.co.uk. “Goalscorer – Jonjo Shelvey.”
While most Premier League observers will back Barnes’s prediction of the final outcome of the match, many will disagree about Newcastle’s goalscorer.
Shelvey, who joined the Magpies from Premier League rivals Swansea City in the summer of 2016, has struggled for playing time in recent matches.
The England international midfielder, who has created 18 chances in 14 league matches for Newcastle, may not start or even come on as a substitute against Villa.