Newcastle United fans have been baffled after Paul Merson predicted them to lose again.
Merson has consistently suggested that Newcastle will lose their Premier League matches so far this season, which has caused frustration around St. James’ Park.
And while that prediction, on its own, may not have been too controversial - Newcastle fans are starting to wonder why Merson backs them to lose every week.
Get your money on #nufc this weekend! Merson has gone 2 nil to Southampton— Karl Muirhead (@KarlMuirhead) October 12, 2017
If were having Merson's prediction, perhaps we should ask for my goldfishes prediction.. Or perhaps a house bricks prediction. #NUFC— Rich (@Pedgrift4) October 12, 2017
I think his logic is that Newcastle will lose more than they win over the season so he's gunna be right more than wrong— John Tyers (@JohnTyers5) October 12, 2017
Keep it up @PaulMerse every time he predicts a loss we either win or draw apart from the Spurs game.. So I am happy with his dross..— Gary Wilding (@wildinos) October 12, 2017
So Merson predicts a loss for #NUFC, because "at some point things will turn for Saints. Looking forward to three points on Sunday!— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) October 13, 2017
Newcastle have performed well above Merson’s expectations so far this season, and currently sit in ninth place in the Premier League table.
The Magpies have won three of their first seven league matches, and picked up a 1-1 draw with Liverpool int heir last outing before the international break.
If Newcastle are able to win at Southampton, and prove Merson wrong again, then Rafael Benitez's side could climb into the top six spots.