Paul Merson tears into Newcastle United, says they could have lost 8-0

Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Newcastle...

Pundit is tipping Newcastle to slip to another defeat.

Paul Merson answers questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

Paul Merson has told SkySports he predicts Newcastle United will get beaten by West Bromwich Albion in midweek.

Newcastle lost 3-0 at home to Watford and now travel to The Hawthorns this evening.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez reacts during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Newcastle have looked impressive defensively this season but this fell apart on Saturday against Marco Silva's Hornets.

Merson believes Newcastle could have shipped as many as eight goals, and has little confidence in them pulling off an away win.

He said: "I am going to go for West Brom to win this as Newcastle were all over the shop against Watford - welcome to the Premier League now, four defeats on the trot.

"I am not exaggerating, Watford could have won 8-0! Newcastle are all over the place and I am going to go 2-0 to West Brom."

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez (l) and coach Mikel Antia react during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Stoke City at St. James Park on September 16, 2017 in Newcastle...

Merson has routinely tipped Newcastle for defeats this season, and they have been proving him correct of late.

They have now slipped out of the top 10 into 14th place, just four points above the relegation zone.

West Brom are in 17th, three points behind Newcastle, and can bring themselves level with Rafa Benitez's side with a midweek victory.

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