FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview

Last updated : 09 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Arsenal fixture

Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain Arsenal at St. James' Park at tea-time on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 39 and lost only 18 of the 74 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was less than a year ago, in December 2004, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Magpies in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 14 AugArsenal2 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sun 23 JanArsenal1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
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

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, 7 to 6.

The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Gunners, and 1 goals against.

Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 19 points from their 15 games played so far, Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 26 points they have accumulated from 14 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.6213567

FootyMad's prediction ...

Magpies go into their game against Arsenal in confident mood, but FootyMad sees them coming down to earth, with the visitors narrowly taking all three points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Arsenal 4 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.