FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview

Last updated : 20 March 2009 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 40 and lost only 18 of the 77 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was just last season, in December 2007, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 30 AugArsenal3 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United need to improve on their recent home record of just 3 draws from the previous six. While Magpies have scored 5, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.

Arsenal's away form is none too clever either, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 4 have been let in at the wrong end.

Newcastle Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 29 points from 29 matches. Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 52 points from their 29 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.6132676

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing seems to be going right for the Magpies at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Gunners come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Failed to win in previous 6 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Arsenal Last drawn game 6 outings ago.