Thu 2 May 2024, 19:30 · Ash Harrison

'In the mix': Chris Sutton now predicts the score between Burnley and Newcastle

'In the mix': Chris Sutton now predicts the score between Burnley and Newcastle
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Newcastle United make the trip to Burnley on Saturday for their next Premier League fixture which will kick-off at 3pm. There will be no live UK TV coverage.

Burnley picked up a draw with Newcastle's direct rivals, Manchester United last week, and although relegation looks an almost certainty for Vincent Kompany's men, they will be hoping to pick up points again this week to delay the inevitable, if not pull off one of the Premier League's greatest escapes.

Should Newcastle win, however, it would all-but condemn Burnley to relegation with their only chance of survival being if they win their remaining games after us and other results go their way. A tall order indeed.

The Magpies could be finishing off this season like the Premier League's Grim Reaper after relegating Sheffield United last week.

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Miggy scored in the 2-0 win over Burnley at St James' Park

Sutton is expecting Newcastle to run into difficulties at Turf Moor

That being said, we have to actually beat Burnley first, and Chris Sutton is not convinced the Magpies will have an easy time of it on Saturday as he made his score prediction for the BBC.

"I am at this game for 5 Live, and I am really looking forward to it because both teams have hit a bit of form.

"I used to play for Blackburn so I always get a nice reception when I go to Turf Moor, but I have to say I admire how Burnley have kept going this season.

"Vincent Kompany's side should have beaten Manchester United last week, but they have still given themselves a chance of staying up with three games to go.

"They will throw everything at this game, while Newcastle are in the mix for sixth place and will be right up for it too.

"I love what Alexander Isak is doing for the Magpies but, like his team-mate Anthony Gordon, his numbers do drop off when they are on the road.

"Both players should have a chance to improve their away stats on Saturday, but I don't think Newcastle will have things all their own way.

"Sutton's prediction: 3-3"

Newcastle must win their four remaining games

Sutton thinks there'll be plenty of goals and a share of the points. We hope he's wrong.

Newcastle have four games remaining including this one, and every one of them is winnable, even Manchester United at Old Trafford, and if we're being honest, we should be winning each game.

The stronger we finish the season the easier it will be to recruit new players in the summer. "Look at what we did last season when half our squad was injured, imagine what we can do next season with you as part of the team". I think I've just talked myself into the Director of Football role there with that pitch, mind.