FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 31 January 2009 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 71 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 less than a year ago, in April 2008, with Newcastle Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
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
2002/2003Sat 21 SepNewcastle Utd.2 - 0SunderlandPREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Magpies have scored 9, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.

Sunderland's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 7 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newcastle Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 23 matches. Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 26 points from their 23 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.60244132

FootyMad's prediction ...

The away form of the The Black Cats has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Newcastle Utd.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
Sunderland Not won in previous 2 away matches.