FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview

Last updated : 29 August 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Magpies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2008, with Arsenal running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Tue 29 JanArsenal3 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2007/2008Sat 26 JanArsenal3 - 0Newcastle Utd.FAC
2007/2008Wed 05 DecNewcastle Utd.1 - 1ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Tue 25 SepArsenal2 - 0Newcastle Utd.LGEC
2006/2007Mon 09 AprNewcastle Utd.0 - 0ArsenalPREM
2006/2007Sat 18 NovArsenal1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 10 DecNewcastle Utd.1 - 0ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, The Gunners have scored 10 and conceded 2 during this period.

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Magpies's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.

Arsenal find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 3 points from their 2 matches. Newcastle Utd. find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 4 points they have accumulated from 2 games.

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

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Magpies, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Newcastle Utd. 4 games since last defeat.