Newcastle United's win over Arsenal severely dented their Champions League hopes - and they travel to face relegation threatened Burnley on Sunday (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Supercomputer predicts Newcastle United will have major say in battle for survival as Leeds United, Everton and Burnley prepare for relegation showdowns

Newcastle United still have a major role to play in the Premier League this season.

By Joe Buck
Thursday, 19th May 2022, 12:05 pm

Eddie Howe’s side have secured their Premier League status, but that doesn’t mean they have nothing to play for between now and the season’s conclusion on May 22.

United defeated Arsenal on Monday night and face relegation-threatened Burnley on Sunday in a season-defining game at Turf Moor.

Some great mid-season form from Newcastle means they have left relegation worries behind them and the team will be hoping to end the season on a high in Lancashire.

Their opponents, meanwhile, have plenty to play for and will undoubtedly be tough tests for Howe’s side.

But what is the supercomputer, courtesy of FiveThirtyEight, predicting for Newcastle between now and the end of the season? And how does it forecast the race for the title, fourth place and the relegation battle to finish?

Here, we take a look at the supercomputer’s latest predictions of what the final 2021/22 table will look like:

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