FootyMAD's Crystal Palace match preview

Last updated : 26 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Crystal Palace fixture

Newcastle Utd. play host to Crystal Palace at St. James' Park on Wednesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 12 wins out of 18 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Newcastle Utd. was just over four years ago, in April 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Sat 22 AugCrystal Palace0 - 2Newcastle Utd.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 30 AprNewcastle Utd.0-0Crystal PalacePREM
2004/2005Sat 20 NovCrystal Palace0 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 05 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 0Crystal PalaceFAC
1998/1999Sat 02 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 1Crystal PalaceFAC
1997/1998Wed 18 MarNewcastle Utd.1 - 2Crystal PalacePREM
1997/1998Sat 29 NovCrystal Palace1 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Magpies, with 2 goals against.

The Eagles have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. The Eagles's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 9 goals for and 7 against.

Newcastle Utd. are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 25 games giving them a return of 52 points. Crystal Palace's 37 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.6141987
Crystal Palace63309512

FootyMad's prediction ...

Newcastle Utd. are starting to turn St. James' Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Unbeaten in the last 15 home games.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Crystal Palace Undefeated in last 4 away games.
7 games since last defeat.