TalkSPORT have fired up their ‘super computer’ to predict the rest of the Premier League table – and it would mean mixed news for us Toon fans.
According to their predictor, which claims to use statistics and data to form an educated guess on how the rest of the fixtures will play out, they have us finishing in 16th – meaning we’d survive but fail to enjoy a late surge up the table.
Elsewhere, they back Man City to run away with the title and back Liverpool will pull themselves together and claim second place, with Man Utd and Chelsea securing Champions League spots, Leicester finishing in 5th and Villa and West Ham securing top 10 finishes.
Unsurprisingly, they reckon the current bottom three of West Brom, Sheffield United and Fulham will be relegated come May 23.
Here’s their predicted table in full:
Where do you see us finishing and how do you see the final standings looking at the top and bottom in a few months time?