Mark Lawrenson makes grim Newcastle United prediction ahead of Wolves encounter

(Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)(Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
(Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United are back in Premier League action this weekend, when they take on Wolves at Molineux on Sunday afternoon.

Writing his weekly predictions column for BBC Sport, Mark Lawrenson backed the hosts to secure a comfortable 2-0 win over Steve Bruce's side.

Justifying his pick, the former player claimed: "Wolves were very good at Leeds on Monday. They understood exactly what Leeds were about, and matched them, but looked really dangerous on the counter-attack too.

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"It was a tight game but Wolves did enough to win it and they are clearly a very good side. I like the way they are set up.

"They will probably create more chances on Sunday and I don't see Newcastle keeping them out."

Meanwhile, Lawro's sparring partner for the week, Style Council drummer Steve White, went for a 1-1 scoreline.

The last time the two sides met, back in January, Newcastle ended a three-game losing streak by secure a 1-1 draw, with Miguel Almiron scoring for the Magpies.