FootyMAD's Liverpool match preview

Last updated : 25 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Liverpool v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. face a trip to Liverpool at Anfield on Monday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Magpies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 48 and win only 12 of the 75 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2004, with Liverpool running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 05 MarNewcastle Utd.1 - 0LiverpoolPREM
2004/2005Sun 19 DecLiverpool3 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 15 MayLiverpool1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 24 JanLiverpool2 - 1Newcastle Utd.FAC
2003/2004Sat 06 DecNewcastle Utd.1 - 1LiverpoolPREM
2002/2003Wed 01 JanNewcastle Utd.1 - 0LiverpoolPREM
2002/2003Mon 02 SepLiverpool2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Reds have smashed 13 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 0.

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Magpies's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 7 against.

Liverpool sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 31 points from their 15 games. Newcastle Utd.'s 25 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

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

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Reds. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Liverpool Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
Newcastle Utd. 8 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.