The season so far has been full of ups and downs for Newcastle, and many fans can be forgiven for looking ahead at the fixtures list and wondering which league Newcastle will be playing in next season.
The club currently sits mid-table, in 13th in early January, which is an improvement over the previous couple of seasons. The league is tighter than ever this year, especially in the bottom half, and only six points separate Newcastle and the relegation zone.
There are some big games ahead, and there will be some tough challenges for the team if they are going to stay out of the relegation battle and maintain their rightful place, playing in the biggest league in the world. Here are three fixtures you should look out for in the back half of the season.
Newcastle United v Sheffield United – Saturday 14th March 2020
The Blades have had a fantastic job in their debut Premier League season, but they have struggled with their away fixtures throughout it. When they visit St James’ Park, the three points on offer could be important to both teams.
The middle of March is always a testing time for top flight football clubs – the business end of the season. Newcastle will need points to help keep them away from the bottom of the table, and Sheffield will have to take their middling away form to St James’ Park. This game could be big for both sides, so expect end-to-end football and a handful of goals.
Newcastle United v West Ham United – Saturday 11th April 2020
The timing of this tie, and where both clubs may expect to find themselves then, is shaping this match up to be a six-pointer for both clubs.
This fixture could define Newcastle’s year, and help decide which league they play their football in next season. Newcastle tickets will be in high demand, so you might want to start looking early and check out the tickets available here. Ticket Compare scour the internet to find the best prices for all kinds of live events, and specialise in finding football fans the right ticket at the right price for all the big games. This match shouldn’t be missed, so get a ticket and help cheer the lads on to victory and more top flight football.
Newcastle United v Liverpool F.C. – Sunday 17th May 2020
Though there is a tough scrap forming at the bottom of the Premier League table, the top end seemed done and dusted at Christmas.
The last match day of the season sees this year’s likely champions, Liverpool F.C, visit St James’ Park for what will surely be the last stop on their victory tour; it looks like they should have it sewn up by late March/early April. This could be just what Newcastle need.
With the league title race (probably) won, a reduced strength Liverpool side should make its way to Tyneside. If Newcastle need points on the last day of the season, this could be a great opportunity to grab three and finish in style by beating the title winners. Plus, it’s always a good game, home or away.
With a bit of luck, and a few goals in the right places, Newcastle’s season may not finish too badly. If these three fixtures go in their favour, there will be top flight football at St James’ next season.