By Danny Wright
FIFA 17 has predicted that Newcastle will win 1-0 at Brighton on Tuesday courtesy of an 81st minute winner from Jack Colback.
The former Sunderland man was slated for his performance in the 2-2 draw with Bristol City on Saturday, but the football game has predicted that he will turn into the Toon Army’s unlikely hero when he sends them back to the top of the Championship in a crucial match.
The EA Sports Game predicted that Aleksandar Mitrovic will provide the late goal with a cross from the right wing.
In this version of events, Colback was unmarked in the Brighton box and headed the ball past David Stockdale.
According to FIFA 17, the game will be very closely contested with both goalkeepers having to have their wits about them.
The home side will have the possession advantage but will see themselves concede more shots to Rafa Benitez’s side.
Should FIFA 17 be correct, that result would mean that Newcastle will retake top spot after slipping to second after Chris Hughton’s side thrashed Reading 3-0 on Saturday.
The predicted victory would send the Magpies two points clear of the Seagulls with the predicted victory as they look to return to the Premier League for the first time of asking.
Newcastle’s next two fixtures are also crucial towards seeing them move away from some of the teams that hold a threat to their automatic promotion spot.
They face trips to both third-placed and fifth-placed Reading over the coming weeks.
In other Newcastle news, Steven Harper posts verdict on the club’s promotion chances.