FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 22 February 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Manchester United fixture

Man. Utd. face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park at tea-time on Saturday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 71 games played, Red Devils have recorded 25 wins, and Newcastle Utd. have come away with 30 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2007, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 12 JanMan. Utd.6 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2006/2007Mon 01 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 01 OctMan. Utd.2 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 12 MarMan. Utd.2 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 28 AugNewcastle Utd.0 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sun 24 AprMan. Utd.2 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sun 17 AprNewcastle Utd.1 - 4Man. Utd.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

The away form of Man. Utd. however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Those games have seen the Red Devils pummel 11 goals, and let in 4.

Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 28 points from their 26 games played so far, Man. Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 58 points from their 26 games.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.61236125
Man. Utd.632112511

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 Utd., believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
Man. Utd. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.