Safety net for Newcastle United as can’t go Premier League bottom 3 before Liverpool game
A tough game for Newcastle United at Anfield on Saturday, a game with a 5.30pm kick-off.
Liverpool are unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season and scoring goals for fun.
Although Jurgen Klopp’s team have drawn six of their 14 games at Anfield, including against rock bottom West Brom.
The way the fixtures have fallen, even though Newcastle are only two points above the relegation zone the Magpies can’t drop into the bottom three before they take on Liverpool.
As you can see from the Premier League table below, there are five teams below 14th placed Newcastle before Saturday’s matches.
West Brom are away at Watford this afternoon but will stay bottom whatever happens, as they six points behind second bottom Stoke and nine behind Newcastle.
Southampton in 15th position take on 19th place Stoke, so somebody has to get something. A win for the Saints would take them a point ahead of Newcastle, whilst a Stoke victory would bring them level on points with NUFC but behind on goal difference – a draw would be best all round as a point lost.
That Newcastle home match with Southampton next Saturday looks massive.
Swansea are home to West Ham so another match where somebody has to get something, guessing we want either defeat for the Swans or a draw, as the Welsh club would go a point above Newcastle with a victory.
Crystal Palace can also go above Newcastle with a win but don’t play Man Utd at home until Monday night.
So the lowest Newcastle can go before kicking off at Anfield is fourth bottom and that will be the case if both Southampton and Swansea win their matches.
Saturday 3 March
Burnley v Everton (12.30pm)
Leicester v Bournemouth (3pm)
Southampton v Stoke (3pm)
Swansea v West Ham (3pm)
Tottenham v Huddersfield (3pm)
Watford v West Brom (3pm)
Liverpool v Newcastle (5.30pm)
Sunday 4 March
Brighton v Arsenal (1.30pm)
Man City v Chelsea (4pm)
Monday 5 March
Crystal Palace v Man Utd (8pm)
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