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Newcastle’s next few games offer a golden opportunity to climb the table

Posted on September 27th, 2018 | No Comments |

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The Toon’s next four opponents
It’s fair to say that it hasn’t been a great start to the season for Newcastle United, but the next few weeks offer the perfect opportunity to climb the Premier League table.

The Magpies head into Saturday’s game against Leicester City 18th in the standings, having collected just two points from their opening six matches.

A victory this weekend would be a major boost, although there are reasons to believe that October and early November could be a productive period regardless of what happens against the Foxes.

Read on as we look at Newcastle’s next four opponents after the Leicester game.

Manchester United (A), October 6.

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Newcastle have won just two of their last 11 meetings with the Red Devils in all competitions, but they should be able to go into this fixture without any fear.

It’s been a disappointing start to the campaign for Jose Mourinho’s side, with many of their top players failing to perform at their best under their self-effacing Portuguese Supremo.

Newcastle lost heavily at Old Trafford last season, but they are certainly capable of snatching at least a point this time around.

Brighton & Hove Albion (H), October 20.

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Chris Hughton’s side grabbed a point on their last visit to St James’ Park and they will fancy their chances of frustrating the hosts once again.

However, Newcastle have lost just one of their last four meetings with the south coast side in all competitions and this Bet365 bonus code 2018 is worth a look if you fancy them to improve that record.

Brighton’s form at the start of this season has been patchy, with the club winning one and drawing two of their opening six games.

Southampton (A), October 27.

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Newcastle haven’t won on their last four visits to St Mary’s, although they managed to record a 2-2 draw in last season’s corresponding fixture.

The Saints are not the side they were a couple of seasons ago and manager Mark Hughes has yet to convince that he’s the man to improve their fortunes.

If the Magpies are to climb up the table, Southampton are the sort of side they need to be beating.

Watford (H), November 3.

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It seems unthinkable that a supposed ‘small club’ like Watford should hold the upper hand over one with Newcastle’s history.

However, the Hornets have won the last five meetings in all competitions and their impressive start to the new season shows what can be achieved when everyone pulls in the same direction.

Despite their recent record against Watford, this is another game that Benitez’s side are capable of winning.

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