Newcastle United v Chelsea - Premier LeagueWhat should be Newcastle’s ambitions for the rest of this season, what is realistic for the team in the remaining dozen Premier League matches?

Newcastle United currently stand on 27 points after 36 matches and last season 37 points was enough to stay up and 47 points sneaked West Brom into the top half, while top six saw Chelsea in sixth on 64….

I’ve gone through the matches as honestly as possible and it came up with an interesting outcome.

Southampton (H) – WIN
Swansea (A) – DRAW
Stoke (H) – WIN
Wigan (A) – WIN
Manchester City (A) – LOSE
Fulham (H) – WIN
Mackems (H) – WIN
West Brom (A) – LOSE
Liverpool (H) – DRAW
West Ham (A) – DRAW
Arsenal (H) – DRAW

So out of our last 12 matches  I have us to win 6, draw 4 and lose 2.

Especially as Newcastle fans we know how unpredictable our team can be and the surprises that are often thrown up in football  and before the summer transfer activity I’d have been knocking a fair few points off my prediction.

However, the new signings have added real quality plus brought better performances out of some of our established players.

My predictions would bring another 22 points, giving Newcastle 49 at the end of the season which would pretty much guarantee top ten.

I think starting off with three points from Southampton is crucial and then the team can go on from there, especially if Ben Arfa comes back later this month.

Top ten would give us a bit of respectability and a few quid in my back pocket as I’m backing my judgement at the 3/1 to finish top ten on offer, to see the full betting list on finishing top ten go here.

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Newcastle United To Finish Top Half 3/1

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  • glasshalfempty

    I’ll still take fouth bottom now!!! We’ll get nowt at Swansea and we never do anything at Wigan and they’ll be busting to do us after the game up here. Liverpool and Arsenal will both be too strong for us unless we are on top of our game and they have a day off. I’d take a draw at QPR and no doubt fat Sam will be laughing at us as well

  • BenarfahalfwaywondergoalS

    Alright guys, let’s not get greedy please. Top half, sounds lovely, but we are in a relegation scrap and let’s first deal with getting that mess sorted. Remember after 23 games we had the same amount of points as the season we went down. Yes we have signed a number of potential beauts, but one match at a time and come the end of the season, may we all be pleasantly surprised!

  • BigJB147

    Personally I’m looking no further forward than Southampton. Recently they’ve outplayed both Manchester clubs and will give us some problems. Too often this season we’ve felt as if we only need to turn up to win ala Swansea, West Ham and Reading and proceeded to perform abysmally. As we know only too well a few injuries to key players – I’m thinking the likes of Krul and Cisse where cover is sparse – could also derail us

  • Mal

    I’m not sure that 49 points guarantees us top 10 as Stoke have 33 already. They only need 17 from 12 games to reach 50 though they do have to play us so obviously that’s a key game. I hope you’re right though as I took your advice and backed them before the Villa game at 7/1. Ever optimistic. HTL

  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Realistically we probably can’t overtake Liverpool in 9th now, and I’m not gonna predict wins against ‘lesser teams’ cos’ our last ‘easy’ run we lost 4 on the trot and only beat wigan cos’ they had 10 men. Would like to think we could beat any of our next 4 opponents though.