FM Preview: Newcastle United v Sunderland 31 Oct 2010

Last updated : 30 October 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland 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 72 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 21 wins, and Newcastle Utd. have come away with 31 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in February 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline 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:
2008/2009Sun 01 FebNewcastle Utd.1 - 1SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Sat 25 OctSunderland2 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sun 20 AprNewcastle Utd.2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2007/2008Sat 10 NovSunderland1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Mon 17 AprSunderland1 - 4Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 23 OctNewcastle Utd.3 - 2SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Sat 26 AprSunderland0 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Magpies's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Sunderland's away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Newcastle Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 11 points from their 9 games so far. Sunderland's total of 12 points from their 9 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
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the The Black Cats out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Newcastle Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Sunderland Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.