Which Premier League club has the toughest run-in?

Who has the easiest?

How does Newcastle United’s remaining schedule compare to the other 19 clubs?

A table has been published today, showing all 20 clubs, ranked from toughest to easiest.

Southampton, Brighton and Stoke are the three clubs with the hardest matches remaining and Palace, Liverpool and Leicester the easiest.

The rankings via Talksport, are worked out by the average number of points won by all of each club’s remaining opponents.

Southampton play Manchester City on the last day of the season, plus almost all of their other remaining opponents are in the top half.

By contrast Palace are deemed to have the easiest run-in with only one game against any side in the top nine, plus they play rock bottom West Brom.

As for Newcastle United, they are deemed to (along with Bournemouth) have the ninth easiest run-in, or 11th toughest, depending on how you look at it.

Newcastle don’t have any of the top three to play but do have rock bottom West Brom and strugglers Huddersfield amongst their remaining opponents.

Each Premier League club, with average number of points per game their remaining opponents have won:

1.69 Southampton

1.65 Brighton

1.61 Stoke

1.55 West Ham

1.52 West Brom

1.47 Huddersfield

1.44 Watford

1.43 Everton

1.42 Swansea

1.40 Tottenham

1.36 Bournemouth

1.36 Newcastle United

1.31 Man City

1.27 Man Utd

1.27 Burnley

1.26 Arsenal

1.26 Chelsea

1.22 Leicester

1.17 Liverpool

1.15 Crystal Palace

  • TheNutJob

    Here we go again, Leazes will have a field day with this

    • Leazes.

      It doesn’t bear thinking about…. really it doesn’t.

  • Alex

    These stats are utter scheight. Anything less than 3 points against Huddersfield just ensures the pressure continues. Get their heads right against the Terriers and we can โ€œparty against Pardewโ€.

  • Graham Chapman

    It’s immaterial and a pointless set of stats. ‘Not sure if I’d rather play Manciteh who are home and dry, or a team scrapping for their lives

  • skarabrae

    Itโ€™s coming to something when you skip the article to read the comments!! Iโ€™ll be pleased when the season starts again ,, these โ€œdrivelโ€ articles are worse than the chronicles!!!!!! & that takes some doing ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    • TheNutJob


    • thewildchimp

      That’s around 90% of the articles for me. It’s actually been more fun to read how the ex-players are faring, lately. Something new. Not what we already discussed a few weeks ago, like this one…

    • Ram Kishore

      Yep, having the feel that chronicle articles are way better than this drivel

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    It is quite important who you play and weather you play at home and away. For example West Brom at home or Man City away the mag does not seem to understand the concept that this might have bearing on relegation but that is not surprising.

  • Leazes.

    These are ‘stats’ for a change …. what he needs is a nice graph of their totals to show the comparison….but its still an absolutely meaningless premise nevertheless!

    Clubs in danger will fight more for survival so regardless of previous form and quality of opposition it can’t be used as an indicator, quite the reverse… it could allow complacency if you were to believe it!

  • ghostrider

    There’s a very good reason why football bets go up the wall at this stage of the season.
    It’s because they become so unpredictable.
    Because those teams that appear to have an easy run in against those that don’t, is never quite as simple as said.

    Every team at the bottom are scrapping for their premier league lives. No easy games there
    Every team at the top are scrapping for their Europe pedestal.

    All the rest of the teams that are merely vying for higher placing for extra cash will appear to already pack their bags…..only it’s not that simple, is it?

    Those teams will play with freedom to please. More relaxed and confident, because they have nothing bad to lose.
    It can reap dividends just as much as it can go against…but the issue is…..there are no easy games at this stage and generally there aren’t any throughout the season, until some team gets provided with one on a lucky day….but generally and especially no easy games from now.

  • Rich Lawson

    Is Graham Porter a real person or just a tag put onto meaningless articles generated by ”The Mag” ?

    • 1957

      Look on the bright side at least this one isn’t a ringer written by B##V####r for him