This is where Newcastle United were predicted to finish in the Premier League at the start of the season v where they actually finished. (Photo by Carl Recine - Pool/Getty Images)

Where Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Leeds should have finished in Premier League table after shock pre-season prediction

Newcastle United’s 2020/21 Premier League season is over, which begs the question, did Steve Bruce’s side live up to their start of season expectation or underperform?

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 5:13 pm

While a relegation battle was not something Magpies fans had in mind, predictions were made on how the top-flight would finish in May, prior to the beginning of the campaign.

And here, we take a look at where Bruce’s men were tipped to finish in the table by FiveThirtyEight at the start date in September 2020 – compared to the 12th position they actually ended up in.

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