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:|
|2005/2006||Sun 14 Aug||Arsenal||2 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 23 Jan||Arsenal||1 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Wed 29 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||0-1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 11 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2003/2004||Fri 26 Sep||Arsenal||3 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sun 09 Feb||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 09 Nov||Arsenal||1 - 0||Newcastle 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.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.