Sky Sports pundit reveals score prediction for Newcastle United's tough trip to Everton

Charlie Nicholas is a Steve Bruce fan.
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Nicholas predicts

Newcastle United’s next assignment is a trip to Goodison Park to face Everton.

Steve Bruce will pit his wits against new Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti, a former Champions League winner with AC Milan.

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Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas is a big fan of Bruce’s, and he thinks that the Magpies boss could orchestrate another creditable performance in Merseyside on Tuesday night.

Speaking as part of his predictions column, he said: “There have been a few games where Newcastle have not turned up. Has Steve Bruce done a better job than Rafa Benitez? I have said yes numerous times. Are they scoring more goals? Probably not, but he is getting a tune out of Miguel Almiron, while Joelinton looked like a proper centre forward at the weekend. His form has been average to say the least but he keeps getting there.

“I thought Everton were fortunate to get a draw against West Ham - their team does not seem right. I am a fan of Bernard, although he does not get through the 90 minutes with consistent class. He is like Joao Moutinho, he has a lovely balance to find the pass but does not do it often enough.

“Anthony Gordon came on and played well on his debut, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored again. Carlo Ancelotti is not afraid to make changes, and showed an aggressive side to make those during the game. I am never overly convinced by Everton and for that reason I am going for a draw.