The big Geordie party is going to be disrupted by Spurs on Sunday, according to former star keeper Paul Robinson
He’s predicting a Tottenham victory in the most eagerly-awaited fixture of the weekend.
Robinson, who played for Spurs, Blackburn and Leeds as well as England, told Betfred TV that the visitors are “just better than them”.
He believes the phenomenal atmosphere at St James’ Park will play into Tottenham’s hands.
The 41-year-old predicts a Spurs win with both teams to score – and Harry Kane to get off the mark with a goal.
He’s hoping that, with the huge Saudi investment, Newcastle will use their new-found wealth wisely, and build up the squad carefully.
Pressed on Betfred’s Premier League Preview show about who should take over from Steve Bruce, Robinson tipped Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard.
“They have shown their credentials,” said Robinson, who hopes the new boss won’t be looking over his shoulder thinking he will be axed, and will be given time to develop a long-term project.
Going through the weekend fixtures, he thinks Liverpool will win 3-1 at Watford and spoil Claudio Ranieri’s return to the Premier League.
“Liverpool have got far too much firepower,” was Robinson’s verdict.
He also goes for a draw between Villa-Wolves and reckons the points will be shared between Leicester and Manchester United.
He labels the Foxes and the Reds as “two indifferent teams,” going for a 2-2 scoreline.
Regarding Manchester City hosting Burnley, Robinson believes 5-0 for Pep Guardiola’s team is a great bet at 12/1.
Turning to Norwich-Brighton, he said that Brighton’s biggest problem now they are riding high in the table is keeping hold of manager Graham Potter, whose stock is “going up and up”.
He predicts a Brighton win to nil – and also tips a victory for another of his former clubs Leeds, against lowly Southampton.
The former international goes for Brentford to draw at home against Chelsea, and predicts a share of the spoils between Everton-West Ham.
Turning to the Championship, Robinson praised the job of Mark Robins at Coventry, describing his team as the “surprise package.”
But ultimately he believes the race to be promoted to the Premier League as champions will be between Bournemouth, West Brom, and Fulham.