Supercomputer forecasts surprise finishes for Newcastle United, Leeds United, Aston Villa and Everton after contrasting opening day results
Newcastle United got their season off to the perfect start with a home win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.
After a first-half of dominance, the Magpies couldn’t turn their possession and territorial advantage into goals.As the second-half progressed, it looked as though the visitors may frustrate Newcastle, but a fabulous strike from Fabian Schar turned the tide in the hosts’ favour.
Callum Wilson’s superb effort twelve minutes from time secured a comfortable victory for Newcastle who ended the weekend in 5th place in the table.
There’s still plenty of football to be played this season, but it was a fantastic way for Eddie Howe’s side to begin a campaign that promises much on Tyneside.
Here, we take a look at the latest supercomputer predictions, courtesy of FiveThirtyEight, to see where Newcastle United have been predicted to finish the 2022/23 season: