FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview

Last updated : 22 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. face a trip to Arsenal at Highbury on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 76 games played, Magpies have recorded 22 wins, and Arsenal have come away with 38 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2003, as the Gunners edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Wed 29 DecNewcastle Utd.0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Sun 11 AprNewcastle Utd.0 - 0ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Fri 26 SepArsenal3 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sun 09 FebNewcastle Utd.1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 09 NovArsenal1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 23 MarArsenal3 - 0Newcastle Utd.FAC
2001/2002Sat 09 MarNewcastle Utd.1 - 1ArsenalFAC

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal 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 15 goals for the Gunners, with 5 goals against.

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 9 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Arsenal sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 48 points from their 23 games. Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 29 points from their 23 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Arsenal may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Unbeaten in the last 21 home games.
Newcastle Utd. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
5 games since last defeat.