FM Preview: Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion 21 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 20th December 2011
The game between Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on 21st December 2011 at 19:45 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion fixture
Newcastle United prepare to entertain West Bromwich Albion at St. James' Park on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 57 games played, Magpies have recorded 28 wins, and West Bromwich Albion have come away with 16 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was less than a year ago, in May 2011, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3-3 draw in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sun 22 May||Newcastle Utd.||3-3||West Brom.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 05 Dec||West Brom.||3 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 23 Jan||West Brom.||4 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||F.A. Cup|
|2009/2010||Mon 18 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 2||West Brom.||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 08 Aug||West Brom.||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 07 Feb||West Brom.||2 - 3||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Tue 28 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 1||West Brom.||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 have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.
West Bromwich Albion have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. The Baggies's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Newcastle United lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 27 points from their 16 games so far.
West Bromwich Albion see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 18 points from their 16 games played so far,
Current overall team form
|West Bromwich Albion||6||2||1||3||7||11||7|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Both teams are displaying reasonable form at the moment, and for that reason, the Madmen predict the game will end in stalemate. No-score draw
|Newcastle United||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|West Bromwich Albion||No sequences of note|
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here