In the next three fixtures, Newcastle could reach the magical 40 point total. In this article, I’ll be looking at and analysing the next three matches Newcastle will play.
#1 – Huddersfield Town (H)
The first match Newcastle play is against fellow relegation scrappers (and newly promoted) Huddersfield Town. In the reverse fixture, Huddersfield won 1-0 all the way back in August, however, since then the tides have turned and Newcastle have really gotten into their groove (especially with wins over Manchester United and Southampton which could be massive). In their last six; Huddersfield have won two, drawn one and lost three. On the other hand, Newcastle have also won two, but drawn three and only lost one. I think Newcastle will win this, coming off the back of a 3-0 win is massive for confidence compared to Huddersfield who lost 2-0 at home to Crystal Palace.
#2 – Leicester City (A)
I think this is going to be a very tricky match. Leicester have quality all over the pitch with players like Maguire, Mahrez, and Vardy who are very dangerous. In the reverse fixture, Leicester won 3-2 after a shocking piece of defending for the winner (yet again highlighting the importance of Lascelles). While I don’t think we’ll concede 3 goals this time, I’m still not overly confident for this match. I think we’ll lose this match, in my opinion at least.
#3 – Arsenal (H)
This is an interesting fixture because Arsenal can be terribly inconsistent. Arsenal have come off a 5-1 aggregate win over AC Milan, however, have lost to Brighton and Swansea in the league recently. I’ve got a bit more confidence for this match because when Arsenal don’t turn up, any team in the league can beat them along with the fact that Arsenal’s away record isn’t brilliant. I think we’ve got enough belief to get a draw, maybe even a win, which really would be a great result.
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