FM Preview: Newcastle United v Manchester City 26 Dec 2010
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 25th December 2010
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Newcastle United and Manchester City at 15:00 on Sunday, 26th December 2010 in the Premier League.
Newcastle Utd. are ready to welcome Manchester City to St. James' Park on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 50 and lost only 13 of the 80 games.
The previous match played between the two at St. James' Park was within the last three years, in October 2008, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw 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:|
|2010/2011||Sun 03 Oct||Man. City||2 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2008/2009||Wed 28 Jan||Man. City||2 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2008/2009||Mon 20 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||2-2||Man. City||PREM|
|2007/2008||Wed 02 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 2||Man. City||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 29 Sep||Man. City||3 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 31 Mar||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 1||Man. City||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 11 Nov||Man. City||0 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 9.
The away form of Man. City however, is much more impressive, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Sky Blues, and 5 goals against.
Newcastle Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 22 points from their 17 games so far. Man. City's total of 32 points from their 18 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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Its been an indifferent run of form for the Magpies of late, and things are not going to improve with the visit of Man. City, who one believes will win this game handsomely. Away win
|Newcastle Utd.||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.|
|Man. City||Undefeated in last 5 away games.|
No win in the 2 most recent games.