FM Preview: Newcastle United v Manchester City 06 May 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 5th May 2012
The game between Newcastle United and Manchester City in the Premier League on 6th May 2012 at 13:30 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Newcastle United v Manchester City fixture
Newcastle United prepare to entertain Manchester City at St. James Park on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 50 and lost only 14 of the 81 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James Park was just last season, in December 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-3 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 19 Nov||Man. City||3 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 26 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||1-3||Man. City||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 03 Oct||Man. City||2 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Wed 28 Jan||Man. City||2 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Mon 20 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 2||Man. City||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Wed 02 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 2||Man. City||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Sep||Man. City||3 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Magpies, with 3 goals against.
Manchester City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Sky Blues, and 6 goals against.
Newcastle United's total of 65 points from their 36 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Manchester City are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 36 games giving them a return of 83 points.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Magpies are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. No-score draw
|Newcastle United||Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
|Manchester City||4 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 4 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here