The Sky Sports predictor now has a very different look to how it did before Newcastle travelled to Brighton nine days ago.

When Newcastle arrived at the Amex on the last day of February, Brighton were just marginally favourites to finish top of the Championship according to the predictor.

With a superb set of performances and results, full of grit and determination, Newcastle’s seven points from nine has changed the landscape.

(The Sky Sports prediction system uses an algorithm to rank results, previous performances and the difficulty of upcoming fixtures – which has given this predicted end of campaign table below – and the predicted result tonight).

The Sky Sports predictor says that:

Newcastle ending the season in top spot, is rated as a 68% chance.

As for Brighton they are rated as now only a 29% chance to win the second tier.

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When it comes to simply ending up in the automatic promotions spots, Huddersfield (15%) are seen as the only realistic challengers to Newcastle (95%) and Brighton (85%) .

When it comes to the final number of points, the Sky Sports predictor forecasts Newcastle to end on 94 points, with Brighton three points behind and Huddersfield nine points adrift.

As for Saturday’s match, their predictor gives Newcastle a 68% chance of beating Fulham.

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