With four wins from their last five, Newcastle United have guaranteed their Premier League status and are looking to push into the top half of the Premier League table in their first season after promotion from the Championship.
It’s been an immensely impressive campaign, and Rafa Benitez will fancy his side’s chances of a fifth win in six when they play all-but-relegated West Bromwich Albion this weekend to strengthen those chances of a top half finish.
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Newcastle side it believes will start the game.
Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.
And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.
When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.