FM Preview: Newcastle United v Manchester United 07 Oct 2012

Last updated : 06 October 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Newcastle United v Manchester United fixture

Manchester United face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James Park on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 75 games played, Red Devils have recorded 27 wins, and Newcastle United have come away with 31 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James Park was less than a year ago, in January 2012, with Newcastle United running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Wed 26 Sep Man. Utd. 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. League Cup
2011/2012 Wed 04 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3-0 Man. Utd. Premier League
2011/2012 Sat 26 Nov Man. Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Tue 19 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Man. Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Mon 16 Aug Man. Utd. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
2008/2009 Wed 04 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Man. Utd. Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 17 Aug Man. Utd. 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Magpies in those games, with 4 conceded.

Manchester United's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The Red Devils's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Newcastle United's 9 points from 6 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Manchester United's total of 12 points from their 6 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Newcastle United 6 2 3 1 9 6 9
Manchester United 6 5 0 1 13 6 15

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Red Devils's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Newcastle United, believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Newcastle United Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Manchester United 3 successive away victories.
14 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 13 outings ago.

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