We’ve given David Prutton a lot of stick because he seems to go with Brighton and Huddersfield this year with his predictions and he hasn’t been too good to us.
But he’s also been right recently and maybe he’s getting more accurate with his predictions.
He forecasts a win for Newcastle on Monday night and only a draw for the Terriers at Craven Cottage on Saturday.
If those results hold true then Newcastle will be promoted on Monday night.
Here’s what David has said about game at St. James’ Park against Preston North End:
“Huddersfield’s lapse at Derby has given Newcastle some breathing space but I see it giving them a kick up the backside to finish the job off.”
“Preston may have lost to Norwich, but they’ve impressed this season and it’ll be interesting to see whether they add to their squad next year and try to push for the play-offs.”
“Having said that though, I see Newcastle pulling their fingers out and potentially securing promotion.”
Prutton Predictions 2-1
As things stand now we need to gain 5 points on the Terriers for certain promotion before the end of the season – those come from the points we earn and/or the points Huddersfield drop.
If those results are accurate we get 3 points with the win and an extra 2 points because the Terriers only drew at Craven Cottage.
Therefore we will be promoted.
It’s that simple.
The other way of looking at it is if the Terriers only draw their fourth last game of the season on Saturday the maximum number of points they can earn is 88.
Newcastle can equal that with a win on Monday night and our current goal difference is 32 goals better than Huddersfield’s and they will then have have 3 games to play.
But we can almost guarantee on Monday night if the results hold then some journalist(s) will say Newcastle are almost there because we could still end up level on points with Huddersfield.
Has any club ever scored 33 goals or more in their last three league games?
That’s after scoring only 54 goals in their previous 42 games.
We didn’t think so.
Howay The Lads!!