Fri 10 May 2024, 09:02 · Ash Harrison

'Phenomenal': Chris Sutton heaps praise on £20m Newcastle man as he predicts tomorrow's score

'Phenomenal': Chris Sutton heaps praise on £20m Newcastle man as he predicts tomorrow's score
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Newcastle United take on Brighton & Hove Albion in their final Premier League home game of the season on Saturday. Kick-off is 3pm with no live UK TV coverage.

Eddie Howe is hoping for a strong finish to the campaign and to nab European football for next season, which Newcastle will do if we win our remaining three games.

Brighton, meanwhile, would need a miracle to achieve the same, but will still be looking to push on to get back into the top half of the league.

Newcastle were thoroughly beaten by Brighton down at the Amex earlier in the season with Newcastle target Evan Ferguson helping himself to a hat trick on the day.

Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson Newcastle
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Will we see this deadly duo at St James' Park tomorrow?

Chris Sutton clearly likes the idea of Wilson and Isak up front

Chris Sutton has made his score prediction for the BBC and he is expecting a reverse of the previous fixture with Newcastle emerging victorious.

"I watched Newcastle at Turf Moor last week and their twin-pronged attack of Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak took Burnley apart.

"Wilson was phenomenal on the day and Isak has been excellent all season, while Anthony Gordon looked sharp for the Magpies too, and Bruno Guimaraes was running midfield.

"It was important for Brighton boss Roberto de Zerbi that his side got back to winning ways against Aston Villa, but it is hard to see them getting anything here.

"I always felt that finishing the season strongly was a really big deal for Newcastle boss Eddie Howe, and his side are flying at the moment.

"Sutton's prediction: 3-1"

Newcastle are being well backed by the pundits

That means that both Sutton and Merson are going with big wins for Newcastle on Saturday. Let's hope they're right.

After this game, Newcastle head to Old Trafford midweek in what could turn out to be the decider in the fight for Europe, although Man United could still qualify via the FA Cup should they beat their local rivals in the final.

One game at a time though. Our destiny is in our own hands; if we pick up maximum points in our final three games then nobody can catch us.