The Championship form table says it all really, as Newcastle get ready for the trip to Rotherham.
After that dramatic win over Norwich City, could Newcastle have asked for a better opposition next up?
When it comes to this Championship form table, covering the past half dozen matches, Newcastle and Rotherham are polar opposites.
Newcastle top with 13 points from 18 – four wins and a draw, whilst Rotherham are bottom with two wins via two draws.
No game can be taken for granted but this is surely Newcastle’s to lose.
Whilst Rotherham have leaked a nightmare 16 goals in these past six games, on the other hand they can take heart in the fact that they have scored in the past five, including getting two goals in three of them.
In their recent games, Newcastle have scored 15 goals in the last half dozen, so the writing should be on the wall for Rotherham if the visitors can get that defence tightened up again.
NUFC had six clean sheets in a row (all competitions) but then with six conceded in these last three Championship matches, it is an issue for Rafa Benitez to address and it will be interesting to see whether he makes any changes at the back.
Huddersfield 2 Rotherham 1
Rotherham 1 Cardiff 2
Blackburn 4 Rotherham 2
Rotherham 2 Nottingham Forest 2
Rotherham 2 Bristol City 2
Barnsley 4 Rotherham 0
Newcastle’s last six results also listed with the latest result first;
Newcastle 4 Norwich 3
Aston Villa 1 Newcastle 1
Newcastle 0 Wolves 2
QPR 0 Newcastle 6
Derby 0 Newcastle 2
Newcastle 2 Brighton 0