Date: 12th November 2015 at 7:27pm
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With seven Premier League games remaining until the turn of the year and the season’s halfway stage, we take a look at how we think Newcastle United will fare up until the start of 2016.

Vs Leicester City (H), Nov 21

Their second win in four league games over Bournemouth on Saturday has seen Steve McClaren’s Magpies crawl out of the bottom three ahead of next weekend’s meeting against high-flying Leicester. With things seemingly turning around at St James’ Park, we think Newcastle’s upsurge will be enough to snatch a point against Jamie Vardy & Co.

Shoot Says: Draw

Vs Crystal Palace (A), Nov 28

The following weekend endures a tricky trip to Selhurst Park to visit former manager Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace. With the Eagles currently sitting pretty in eighth spot and dreaming of European football next term, Newcastle may be on the end of their seventh defeat in 14 games.

Shoot Says: Lose

26th July 2015 - Pre-Season Friendly - Sheffield United v Newcastle United - Newcastle manager Steve McClaren - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Newcastle United’s first away win of the season at Bournemouth last weekend (0-1) helped Steve McClaren’s Magpies climb out of the bottom three.

Vs Liverpool (H), Dec 6

After their previous opponents Palace grinded Jurgen Klopp’s unbeaten reign at Liverpool to a halt last weekend, Steve McClaren’s Magpies should take great encouragement in grabbing a result against the Reds in front of their home crowd. A repeat of last year’s 1-0 victory will work wonders – Ayoze Perez scored the only goal of the game. But we’ll stick to a stalemate.

Shoot Says: Draw

Vs Tottenham (A), Dec 13

Draw. Lose. Draw. Lose again? Just like their previous away fixture at Selhurst Park; White Hart Lane will be no easy ground to visit this season and not walk away empty handed. With Spurs confident of gatecrashing the Premier League’s top four this term and Harry Kane rediscovering his shooting boots, all signs point towards a home win.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs Aston Villa (H), Dec 19

Could this be a relegation six-pointer? Newcastle United fans might certainly hope so as we feel the Magpies have enough willpower and firepower about them to shoot down the Villans inside St James’ Park next month for their first win since last weekend. Despite an impressive debut for new boss Remi Garde against Manchester City [0-0], their away form is not something punters should bet upon.

Shoot Says: Win

Vs Everton (H), Dec 26

Merry Christmas Newcastle supporters! We are betting on Steve McClaren’s delivering back-to-back league wins during the festive run-in given Everton’s temperamental away form. The Magpies’ home form this term could provide crucial in their attempts to stave off relegation.

Shoot Says: Win

Vs West Brom (A), Dec 28

Three points would have been ideal travelling back from The Hawthorns, but we still fancy Newcastle to salvage a draw against the Baggies to knock up a mini unbeaten run heading into 2016. Although last season’s 2-0 victory at West Brom will serve the players’ memories well on their return to the Midlands.

Shoot Says: Draw

Overall Points: 19

League position: 16th

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