FM Preview: Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United 02 Jan 2011

Last updated : 01 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. pack their bags to visit Wigan Athletic at JJB Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the intention of improving a poor record there. The have come away with nothing in 5 of the previous 6 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was within the last three years, in December 2008, the Latics carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 16 OctNewcastle Utd.2 - 2Wigan Ath.PREM
2008/2009Fri 26 DecWigan Ath.2 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sat 15 NovNewcastle Utd.2 - 2Wigan Ath.PREM
2007/2008Wed 26 DecWigan Ath.1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 01 SepNewcastle Utd.1 - 0Wigan Ath.PREM
2006/2007Sun 25 FebWigan Ath.1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 19 AugNewcastle Utd.2 - 1Wigan Ath.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Wigan Athletic haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Latics in those games, with 6 conceded.

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Magpies have hit 6 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Wigan Ath. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 20 points from 19 matches. Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 22 points from their 19 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Wigan Ath.61327106
Newcastle Utd.61147154

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Newcastle Utd. on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Wigan Ath.. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Wigan Ath. Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Newcastle Utd. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.