For a lot of the season, the Magpies have been pulled into the ongoing relegation battle at the bottom of the Premier League. However, to tell the truth, there isn’t much of a battle going on anymore. Both Cardiff and Huddersfield are as good as down, and it seems to be between Burnley, Cardiff and Southampton over who will join them.
Starting to wonder if Burnley will switch places with Cardiff in relegation battle. Shambles atm. That 18th place could be any of five teams atm, with some more unlikely than others, take your pick. #nufc
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) March 10, 2019
The bookies favourite to join the teams placed 19th and 20th in dropping down to the Championship are Cardiff, and that is exactly what the Geordies are predicting. The Northeast’s finest team are as good as safe from where they’re looking. Until it’s mathematically impossible they’ll keep going, but with Cardiff still to face both Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Liverpool in their last eight games, it looks bleak.
That kind of run in is going to go a very long way in the relegation battle. The Bluebirds already occupy the final relegation place despite the fact that Neil Warnock’s side was able to overcome West Ham 2-0 on the weekend, and as far as the Geordies are concerned, as long as it’s not them joining Huddersfield and Fulham then it doesn’t matter as they prepare for what could be a long and frustrating summer window.
You can read the Magpies’ verdict on who will drop here:
Burnley play Cardiff in a few weeks, that’s a huge game!
— James Knowlson (@jimknowlson) March 10, 2019
Cardiff’s best hope is 7 points from their remaining games. We’re all but safe pic.twitter.com/fsJBtw6MFn
— Lee Thompson (@Thomp1984) March 10, 2019
Cardiff’s run in is awful. Has to be them. Think they have Chelsea Man City, Liverpool and Man U to play still
— Scott Denholm (@scotty8431) March 10, 2019
Look at the run in and the odds. If it's anything but Cardiff it will be a huge shock.
— ennyoueffsee (@ennyoueffsee) March 10, 2019
I can only see Cardiff getting 6/7 more points maximum. It would take something spectacularly awful for another team to go down.
— Barry Blakely (@BarryBlakely) March 10, 2019
Cardiffs run in couldn’t be much harder to be fair. If they stay up then Warnocks manager of the year
— Andi (@Andi_11_NUFC) March 10, 2019
Cardiff's run in is awful.
— Steven (@StevanoHallo) March 10, 2019
I think it will go the last game of the season, Cardiff Burnley.
Burnley might just stay up.
— thomas allman (@tomallman1993) March 10, 2019
The Geordies have had their say on the way the picture will look at the end of the season, and they’re all hoping that they’ll be proved right.