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
QPR (A) – WIN
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.