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:|
|2007/2008||Tue 29 Jan||Arsenal||3 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 26 Jan||Arsenal||3 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||FAC|
|2007/2008||Wed 05 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2007/2008||Tue 25 Sep||Arsenal||2 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||LGEC|
|2006/2007||Mon 09 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 18 Nov||Arsenal||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
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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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
|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.|