Newcastle United’s promising Premier League run-in compared to Everton and Leeds United

The Magpies are looking good in their battle for survival.

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe will be quietly confident of his side’s survival prospects this term.

Back-to-back defeats have dented the Magpies recent resurgence a little, but they still find themselves nine points clear of the drop zone with just nine games remaining.

But while the table makes for pleasant reading at the present moment, the Toon Army will know that they still have plenty of work to do before they can consider themselves properly safe.

With a number of clubs still fighting to secure their Premier League status this term, we’ve taken a look at each of the bottom eight’s final five matches, as well as checking FiveThirtyEight’s predicted outcomes for each clash, and totting up their respective points tallies.

We’ve ranked each side’s predicted total from worst to best for those final five fixtures only to determine who is facing the trickiest run-in as the season enters the home straight.

Check out the findings below...

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