Newcastle United have been enjoying a superb season in the Championship and are in pole position to win the league, sending them back to the top flight at the first time of asking.

Rafa Benitez has done a sterling job with the Magpies, overseeing them pick up a hugely impressive 77 points from 36 games. Now, it’s his job to lead them to a comfortable end to the season, retaining the top spot amid pressure from Brighton below them.

Newcastle have lived up to the expectations set of them at the start of the season, showing their quality and displaying performances certainly worthy of competing in the Premier League, and that’s where they’re set to be come August.

However, they’ll be keen to finish strongly and avoid any potential banana skins along the way.

So, here’s how we expect the rest of the season to pan out, game by game, for Benitez’s side!

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