Supercomputer predicts when Newcastle United will secure Premier League ahead of Leeds United and Everton
Eddie Howe’s side sit 14th in the Premier League table, nine points clear of the relegation zone with nine games remaining.
In fact, data pundits believe Newcastle will provide security with games to spare and finish the campaign 14th with 40 points.
The Magpies are expected to hit that tally of 40 points after the match at Norwich City on April 23.
The supercomputer uses statistical data and analysis to predict every Premier League outcome based on the ‘most likely outcome’.
And Newcastle are set to lose to Tottenham Hotspur next weekend before securing back-to-back wins at home to Wolves and Leicester City at St James’s Park.
A home loss to Crystal Palace will be followed by a win at Norwich – at least according to the supercomputer.
That Norwich win won’t be enough to keep the Premier League safe on its own, but results elsewhere on April 24 would see United mathematically secure, 15 points clear of the relegation zone with four games to go.
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That’s just as well as the supercomputer predicts as Eddie Howe’s side will lose their last four games to Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Burnley.
Elsewhere in the relegation battle, Norwich, Watford and Everton are set to lose all of their games between April 3 and April 24 – leaving them with 17, 22 and 25 points respectively.
Burnley are expected to collect nine points from their next five games to take them to 30 points while Leeds United are expected to have 35 points after 34 games with Brentford just below them on 33 points.
While the reality is bound to be different from the supercomputer’s predictions, it’s refreshing to realistically consider Newcastle’s Premier League survival with games to spare given the predicament they found themselves in earlier in the season. .