If 40pts is the cut-off point, we are only seven points from safety.
Saturday's Aston Villa v QPR is probably the pick of the six-pointers; but as far as we are concerned; Wigan v Newcastle is just as important.
We said three weeks ago that we (NU-Mad) expected Reading, QPR and Aston Villa to go down . and we won't be changing our mind . for now anyway.
Saturday 16 March 2013 12:45 Everton v Man City 15:00 Aston Villa v QPR 15:00 Southampton v Liverpool 15:00 Stoke v West Brom 15:00 Swansea v Arsenal 17:30 Man Utd v Reading Sunday 17 March 2013 13:30 Sunderland v Norwich 15:00 Tottenham v Fulham 16:00 Chelsea v West Ham 16:00 Wigan v Newcastle
13 Newcastle United 33 (-10) 14 Norwich City 33 (-18) 15 Sunderland 30 (-9) 16 Southampton 28 (-12) 17 Aston Villa 27 (-26) 18 Wigan Athletic 24 (-22) 19 Reading 23 (-21) 20 Queens Park R. 23 (-21)
Wigan Athletic (A) Manchester City (A)Fulham (H)Sunderland (H) WBA (A) Liverpool (H)West Ham Utd (A) QPR (A) Arsenal (H)
Norwich (H)Man Utd (H)Chelsea (A)Newcastle (A)Everton (H)Aston Villa (A)Stoke (H)Southampton (H)Tottenham (A)
Liverpool (H)Chelsea (H)Reading (A)West Ham (H)Swansea (A)West Brom (H)Tottenham (A)Sunderland (A)Stoke (H)
QPR (H)Liverpool (H)Stoke (A)Fulham (H)Man Utd (A)Sunderland (H)Norwich (A)Chelsea (H)Wigan (A)
Man City (A)Newcastle (H)Norwich (H)QPR (A)Swansea (H)West Ham (A)Tottenham (H)West Brom (A)Arsenal (A)Aston Villa (H)
QPR Aston Villa (A) Fulham (A) Wigan Athletic (H) Everton (A) Stoke City (H) Reading (A) Arsenal (H) Newcastle Utd (H) Liverpool (A)
Man Utd (A)Arsenal (A)Southampton (H)Liverpool (H)Norwich (A)QPR (H)Fulham (A)Man City (H)West Ham (A)
Source: Newcastle United Mad