How did Newcastle United fare compare to the supercomputer's pre-season predictions? (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Where the supercomputer predicted Newcastle United, Leeds United, Everton and Liverpool would finish last season and how every side fared

Eddie Howe’s side enjoyed a terrific end to the campaign, but how does their 11th place finish compare with the supercomputer’s pre-season predictions?

After going 14 games without a win, many Newcastle supporters were fearing the worst with the Magpies seemingly only heading one way, down. However, their remarkable 2022 saw Newcastle survive in the league with relative ease.

But cast your minds back to August and the landscape at St James’s Park could hardly have been more different.

Before their opening day game with West Ham, Newcastle had only added Joe Willock to their squad and were facing another season of struggle under Steve Bruce and Mike Ashley.

But what just was being predicted for Newcastle before a ball was kicked this season - and how does their 11th place finish compare to these predictions?

Here, we take a look at how each Premier League side finished in comparison to how the supercomputer, provided by FiveThirtyEight, forecast they fare this season:

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