Rio Ferdinand predicts Newcastle Utd will stay in the Premier League

Rio Ferdinand predicts Newcastle WILL stay in the Premier League and will ‘add one of two players who will make an impact’ this month – with Man United legend believing Burnley, Watford and Norwich will be relegated

  • The bottom five in the Premier League are separated by just seven points 
  • Norwich are currently in 17th place having won their last two matches 
  • Newcastle could still invest heavily following their recent Saudi-led takeover 
  • And Rio Ferdinand believes this gives the Magpies an edge over their rivals  

Rio Ferdinand believes Newcastle will escape relegation from the Premier League this season as a result of ‘one or two’ more impact signings. 

The bottom five in the Premier League – Burnley, Watford, Newcastle, Norwich and Everton – are separated by just seven points as we head into the two-week break. 

Yet with teams having a differing amount of games in hand, there’s still plenty to play for and ex-Manchester United centre back Ferdinand has made his prediction regarding the battle to avoid the drop.   


Rio Ferdinand believes Newcastle will escape relegation from the Premier League this season

Newcastle earned an important victory at Leeds with Jonjo Shelvey (L) scoring the winner

‘I think Newcastle will stay up and then do big business in the summer. I think they’ll go big in the summer,’ Ferdinand told his Vibe with Five YouTube channel. 

‘They seem to be doing it more meticulous and strategic and less gung-ho than other teams who have had money straight away. 

‘Before Norwich went on this run they’re on at the moment, I had them as certainties to go down. They’ve come out of nowhere but this break has killed their momentum.

‘I think the bottom-five are cut adrift. I’m going with Burnley, Watford and I think Norwich will get dragged back into it too. 

Norwich won their last two games but Ferdinand says the break will work against them 

‘If this break hadn’t of happened I would give them a chance, but I think the break will ruin their momentum.

‘I think Newcastle get out of it. I think they add one or two players who will make an impact.’ 

Norwich won their last two games – against Everton and Watford – while Newcastle also earned an important victory at Leeds on Saturday.  




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