Newcastle United still have a major role to play at both ends of the Premier League this season (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Supercomputer predicts very tight conclusion to relegation battle involving Leeds United, Everton and Burnley with Newcastle United to have major say

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

By Joe Buck
Monday, 16th May 2022, 12:48 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 are still to face Arsenal and Burnley and will want to end the season on a high before they enter what could be a transformative summer window.

Some great mid-season form means they have left relegation worries behind them and can play these two games relatively pressure-free.

Their opponents, meanwhile, both 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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