FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 23 October 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Newcastle United v Manchester City fixture

Man City face a trip to 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 48 and win only 11 of the 75 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in November 2003, with Newcastle Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 01 MayMan City1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 22 NovNewcastle Utd.3 - 0Man CityPREM
2002/2003Sat 18 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 0Man CityPREM
2002/2003Sat 24 AugMan City1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sun 17 FebNewcastle Utd.1 - 0Man CityFAC
2000/2001Sat 24 FebNewcastle Utd.0 - 1Man CityPREM
2000/2001Sat 30 SepMan City0 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Magpies in those games, with 5 conceded.

Man City have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Newcastle Utd.'s 13 points from 9 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. Man City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 11 points from their 9 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.642014614
Man City631210410

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Magpies, as the Sky Blues have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Man City No sequences of note