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.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 12 Jan||Man. Utd.||6 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Mon 01 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 2||Man. Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 01 Oct||Man. Utd.||2 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 12 Mar||Man. Utd.||2 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 28 Aug||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 2||Man. Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 24 Apr||Man. Utd.||2 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 17 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 4||Man. 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.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.