Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew makes confident prediction about Newcastle United’s survival chances

Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew was in charge of Newcastle United before leaving for Premier League rivals Crystal Palace in the middle of the season.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has told The Mirror that his former club Newcastle United will retain their Premier League status for next season.

Newcastle will head into this weekend’s round of matches placed 17th in the league table with 36 points from as many games.

John Carver’s side are just two points above Hull City, who are third from bottom in the standings at the moment.

"I don't think they'll go down,” Pardew told The Mirror.

“And now they need to show, particularly the starting XI, they must produce at QPR,” added the Englishman. “And they must produce against West Ham. I have great confidence that they will.

"They have been through a few wars so they are battle ready. Hopefully they have the fight in them to get over the line.”

Newcastle ended a run of eight Premier League games without a point last weekend, when they played out a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at St. James’ Park.

On Saturday, the Magpies will face Queens Park Rangers away from home at Loftus Road before taking on West Ham United in front of their own fans on the final day of the season.

With QPR having already been relegated to the Championship, Newcastle will have an advantage.

West Ham United’s season is virtually over as well, which could play in the hands of Carver and his players.

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