Mark Lawrenson reveals latest Newcastle United scoreline tip ahead of Fulham clash

Newcastle United are back in Premier League action this weekend, when they take on Fulham on Saturday evening.

Friday, 18th December 2020, 10:00 am
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Writing in his weekly predictions column for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson backed a 2-0 win for the hosts.

Justifying his prediction, the ex-Liverpool defender claimed: "Fulham have picked up a couple of decent draws in the past few days, against Liverpool then Brighton, but they were hanging on in both games.

"Newcastle fell apart at the end against Leeds in midweek but they are at home this time and they will expect to win this game - their recent record at St James' Park against teams below them in the table is pretty good."

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Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the midweek fixtures, singer-songwriter Becky Hill, opted for a 1-1 draw.

Last time the two sides met, back in 2019, the Magpies romped to a 4-0 win at Craven Cottage, thanks to goals from the likes of Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Perez.