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Newcastle United fixtures are analyzed with potential banana skin month and challenging run-in.



Newcastle United’s Premier League dates are officially known, and Eddie Howe will undoubtedly be delighted with the lack of particularly demanding stretches for his side next season.

Cup tournaments and TV executives will undoubtedly make considerable alterations to the calendar revealed early on Friday, but on paper, Newcastle will be confident of both a solid start and a decent chance of concluding the season on a high note. The Magpies begin their season at home against Southampton on August 17th and conclude on May 25th when they play Everton at St James’ Park.

Here is what we can glean from Newcastle’s 2024/25 fixture schedule.

Last season, Howe’s men began with a resounding 5-1 victory over Aston Villa but things quickly went south on Tyneside. Following defeats to Manchester City, Liverpool, and Brighton, Newcastle wondered if they could recapture the highs of 2022/23.

Newcastle has dodged a potentially difficult start this time around, at least on paper. Two early victories over Southampton (H) and Bournemouth (A) will boost both internal and external confidence. Tottenham Hotspur will then travel to St James’ Park, a ground they dislike, before the end of August.

Newcastle face two away visits to Wolves and Fulham following September’s international break, both of which do not appear to be particularly difficult. Champions To conclude September, Manchester City will go to the northeast.

It may have been a better start, but it could also have been *much* worse.

Newcastle currently has six league encounters in December, as Howe’s side approaches the midway point of the season. Last season, the black and whites suffered a disastrous month, losing the Champions League and Carabao Cup, as well as league games against Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Luton Town, and Nottingham Forest. This month promises to be another busy one, with a mix of difficult and winnable games to end 2024.

Newcastle will play Liverpool at home before traveling to west London to face Brentford. Leicester City, newly promoted, will visit St James’ Park before Newcastle returns south to face fellow newcomers Ipswich Town.

The Premier League season will come to an end in May 2025, and the wheat will be separated from the chaff. Newcastle will have high hopes of returning to Europe, preferably back to the Champions League. However, they will have to overcome a possibly difficult last month of the season.

May begins with a trip to the Amex Stadium to face Brighton, which Newcastle defeated 3-1 last season. The Magpies will face Chelsea (H) and Arsenal (A) before finishing the season at home against Everton.

Not the simplest way to conclude the campaign…

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