FootyMAD Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 25 September 2003 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Arsenal v Newcastle United fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Newcastle United at Highbury on Friday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Gunners have the slight edge, having won 35 of the 72 games compared to Newcastle's 21 wins.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Highbury was less than a year ago, in November 2002, the Gunners carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Sun 09 FebNewcastle1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 09 NovArsenal1-0NewcastlePREM
2001/2002Sat 23 MarArsenal3 - 0NewcastleFAC
2001/2002Sat 09 MarNewcastle1 - 1ArsenalFAC
2001/2002Sat 02 MarNewcastle0 - 2ArsenalPREM
2001/2002Tue 18 DecArsenal1 - 3NewcastlePREM
2000/2001Tue 15 MayNewcastle0 - 0ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 6 conceded.

Newcastle have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Magpies's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 8 against.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 14 points from the 6 games played. Newcastle are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclaycard Premiership with a return of just 3 points from their 5 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Arsenal fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Gunners. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Newcastle Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 6 most recent games.