Supercomputer forecasts surprise finishes for Newcastle United, Leeds United, Aston Villa and Everton after contrasting opening day results
What is being predicted for Newcastle United this season following their opening day victory over newly-promoted Nottingham Forest?
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: