In one of the worst away records ever for Newcastle for a very long time, in 17 games away from home this season we have lost a whopping 14 games and won only two – rather lucky wins at Tottenham and Bournemouth – and we got a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.
So 7 points from 14 road games and only 10 goals scored and a whopping 39 goals conceded.
We have only two game remaining away from home this season and they are at Liverpool tomorrow and then At Aston Villa.
Gini Wijnaldum – will not start tomorrow
We probably need to take 4 points out of those two games if we are survive in the Premier League this season.
That will not be easy.
But it will probably help that we were simply pathetic on our last road trip at Southampton and Rafa Benitez will play those players he can trust tomorrow, so it doesn’t look like expensive stars like Gini Wijnaldum or Jonjo Shelvey will make the starting line-up tomorrow.
Rafa will stick with the impressive Cheick Tiote and local lad Jack Colback in central midfield and we will hope that the defense has a really good game against a Liverpool side that will likely have quite a few changes to the side that whipped Everton 4-0 on Wednesday night.
Newcastle seem to be coming into some form in the last couple of games, but if we lose our remaining two away games it will be extremely difficult for us to stay up, so we are hoping that Rafa will have found a way to fix what has been one of our biggest weaknesses all season.
We have 22 of our 29 points from home games so far this season – hopefully we can get at least 4 more points to add to our away total of 7 points before the end of the season.
Howay The Lads!!