FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 08 April 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park on Monday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Gunners will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 40 and win only 18 of the 75 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2005, the Magpies carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 18 NovArsenal1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 10 DecNewcastle Utd.1 - 0ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sun 14 AugArsenal2 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sun 23 JanArsenal1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Wed 29 DecNewcastle Utd.0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Sun 11 AprNewcastle Utd.0 - 0ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Fri 26 SepArsenal3 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Magpies in those games, with 5 conceded.

Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Gunners have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newcastle Utd.'s 40 points from 32 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 55 points from their 31 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Gunners, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Arsenal Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.