FM Preview: Newcastle United v Manchester City 26 Dec 2010

Last updated : 25 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Manchester City fixture

Man. City pack their bags to visit Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 50 and win only 13 of the 80 games.

The previous match played between the two at St. James' Park was within the last three years, in October 2008, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sun 03 OctMan. City2 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2008/2009Wed 28 JanMan. City2 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2008/2009Mon 20 OctNewcastle Utd.2 - 2Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Wed 02 JanNewcastle Utd.0 - 2Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Sat 29 SepMan. City3 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 31 MarNewcastle Utd.0 - 1Man. CityPREM
2006/2007Sat 11 NovMan. City0 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 9.

The away form of Man. City however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Sky Blues, and 5 goals against.

Newcastle Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 22 points from their 17 games so far. Man. City's total of 32 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.61237125
Man. City632110511

FootyMad's prediction ...

Sky Blues have been performing with great credit on their travels, and the Madmen see no reason why they should not return from St. James' Park with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Man. City Undefeated in last 5 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.