Paul Robinson predicts Leeds United clash v Newcastle United
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Paul Robinson doesn’t see Leeds United ending their winless run when they play against Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Friday night.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men have two points from their opening four games although they have played three of the Premier League’s current top three in that run.
Next up is what should be an easier game against Steve Bruce’s Newcastle, who are also winless and sit 19th in the table with just one point from their first four matches.
There is a lot of pressure on Leeds to get a result on Tyneside, according to Robinson, but the ex-Leeds goalkeeper can only see the game ending as a 1-1 draw.
“It’s a big game for Leeds now because you would have liked to have taken something from the Liverpool match,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.
“Looking at the way they’ve started the season, it’s been disappointing.
“Last season, they finished really well but we want a win against Newcastle because the longer it goes, the more it becomes a problem.
“They’ve not had the results they’ve wanted and it’s too early to start judging but the longer it goes, the worse it gets. They need to start picking up results to stop it from becoming a terrible start.
“It’ll be a fantastic night under the lights at St James’ Park and it’s not going to be an easy game for Leeds.
“I’m going to go for a 1-1 draw.
“They’re not playing well enough to win a game and they don’t have enough confidence.
“Newcastle is always a difficult place to go and they’ll make it hard for Leeds with the way they play.
“It doesn’t suit Leeds.”
Leeds won both of their matches against Newcastle last season, smashing them 5-2 at Elland Road in December before rocking up at St James’ Park in January and winning 2-1.
Based on how both teams have started the season, goals can be anticipated but this should be a game in which the Whites win and get their campaign off the ground.
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