Newcastle don’t always have the biggest ambitions in the Premier League, but having finished in 12th place last season, fans will be hoping the club can push on for a higher placing this time around.

Steve Bruce is set for his third campaign with the club with the aim of avoiding the tricky run of results that they experienced for much of last season that saw them flirt with relegation. With the majority of the team staying the same, only time will tell if the same sort of ability will equate to an improved result.

Ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Newcastle – from their upcoming league fixtures, to the latest football betting odds for the club this term.

Who is the manager of Newcastle?

Northumberland-born Steve Bruce is readying himself for his third season at Newcastle after succeeding Rafa Benitez in 2019. While he won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup as a player, his management career has been less fruitful. But after finishing 12th last season with Newcastle, he will be hoping to build for a better future. Avoiding the reoccurring poor start to the season that Newcastle have had in the past could be key.

Who are Newcastle’s key players?

Callum Wilson is one of Newcastle’s stand-out players and surely key to any success the Magpies are hoping to experience this season. Wilson has made over 150 appearances in the Premier League so far, with 53 goals and 17 assists, and he’ll be looking to add to that tally this term. Elsewhere, Allan Saint-Maximin is always a threat and can cause any defence in the Premier League a few problems.

Where is Newcastle’s stadium?

Newcastle play at St. James’ Park, where they have been based at since forming in 1892. The stadium is in the centre of the city and seats 52,305 fans in it’s unmistakable stands.

When is the next Newcastle Premier League game?

Yet to score a point from their first two games, Newcastle host Southampton on August 28 in what could be a tightly contested affair. The visitors will be in good spirits after they managed to hold a strong Man United side to a draw last weekend and will look to carry on their momentum.

Newcastle Premier League fixtures

Newcastle’s Premier League fixtures for the 2021/22 season in full are below:

15/08/202114:00Newcastle v West Ham2-4
21/08/202115:00Aston Villa v Newcastle2-0
28/08/202115:00Newcastle v Southampton
11/09/202115:00Man United v Newcastle
17/09/202120:00Newcastle v Leeds
25/09/202115:00Watford v Newcastle
02/10/202115:00Wolves v Newcastle
16/10/202115:00Newcastle v Spurs
23/10/202115:00Crystal Palace v Newcastle
30/10/202115:00Newcastle v Chelsea
06/11/202115:00Brighton v Newcastle
20/11/202115:00Newcastle v Brentford
27/11/202115:00Arsenal v Newcastle United
01/12/202119:45Newcastle v Norwich
04/12/202115:00Newcastle v Burnley
11/12/202115:00Leicester v Newcastle
15/12/202120:00Liverpool v Newcastle
18/12/202115:00Newcastle v Man City
26/12/202115:00Newcastle v Man United
28/12/202115:00Everton v Newcastle
01/01/202215:00Southampton v Newcastle
15/01/202215:00Newcastle v Watford
22/01/202215:00Leeds v Newcastle
09/02/202219:45Newcastle v Everton
12/02/202215:00Newcastle v Aston Villa
19/02/202215:00West Ham v Newcastle
26/02/202215:00Brentford v Newcastle
05/03/202215:00Newcastle v Brighton
12/03/202215:00Chealsea v Newcastle
19/03/202215:00Newcastle Crystal Palace
02/04/202215:00Spurs v Newcastle
09/04/202215:00Newcastle v Wolves
16/04/202215:00Newcastle v Leicester
23/04/202215:00Norwich v Newcastle
30/04/202215:00Newcastle v Liverpool
07/05/202215:00Man City v Newcastle
15/05/202215:00Newcastle v Arsenal
22/05/202216:00Burnley v Newcastle

What are the Newcastle odds to be relegated from the Premier League?

Winning the title won’t be on the minds of many Newcastle fans, so, understandably, their odds for doing so are 500/1 – it’s a long shot. Said fans might, however, be happy with a top-half finish; seemingly more achievable with odds of 6/1.

Despite finishing 12th last season, the club are fifth favourites to be relegated this coming campaign with odds of 13/8. Given their track record of unsuccessful starts to the season, Newcastle are also fourth favourites to be at the bottom of the table at Christmas, with odds of 5/1.

What are the odds that Newcastle win their next match?

After back-to-back defeats to West Ham and Aston Villa, Newcastle go into their clash against Southampton at 6/4. The bookies clearly expect a close game as The Saints are similarly priced at 7/4, while a draw is priced at 5/2.

What’s the latest Newcastle United transfer and injury news?

Joe Willock’s presence in the Magpies team last season as a loan signing from Arsenal proved hugely effective, and the player has finally completed his permanent move. The Newcastle fans will be hoping he’ll keep up his form from last season after he scored eight goals during his loan spell on Tyneside.

On the injury side of things, Newcastle have several players out including their first two goalkeepers, Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow. Dubravka will be out for a while with a date of return yet to be announced following surgery for his broken metatarsal. Darlow is recovering after being ill. He has since returned to training, and we can expect to see him back relatively soon. Elliot Anderson will miss the game with a hip injury as Paul Dummett may look to make his return after suffering a calf injury in the pre-season victory at Doncaster Rovers. Jonjo Shelvey also missed the Villa game through a calf injury, and it remains to be seen whether he will be a short or long-term absentee.