FM Preview: Newcastle United v West Ham United 05 Jan 2011

Last updated : 04 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v West Ham United fixture

Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain West Ham United at St. James' Park on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 33 and lost only 8 of the 60 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was two seasons ago, in January 2009, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 23 OctWest Ham Utd.1 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sat 10 JanNewcastle Utd.2-2West Ham Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sat 20 SepWest Ham Utd.3 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 26 AprWest Ham Utd.2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sun 23 SepNewcastle Utd.3 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 20 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 17 SepWest Ham Utd.0 - 2Newcastle 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. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Magpies in those games, with 8 conceded.

West Ham Utd. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Hammers have hit 6 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newcastle Utd.'s 25 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. West Ham Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 20 points from 21 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.62137107
West Ham Utd.6222878

FootyMad's prediction ...

Newcastle Utd. are not exactly setting the world alight at St. James' Park at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past West Ham Utd. in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
West Ham Utd. 5 games since last defeat.