FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 01 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 73 games played, Magpies have recorded 18 wins, and Man City have come away with 36 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2004, the Sky Blues carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 24 OctNewcastle Utd.4 - 3Man CityPREM
2003/2004Sat 01 MayMan City1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 22 NovNewcastle Utd.3 - 0Man CityPREM
2002/2003Sat 18 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 0Man CityPREM
2002/2003Sat 24 AugMan City1 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sun 17 FebNewcastle Utd.1 - 0Man CityFAC
2000/2001Sat 24 FebNewcastle Utd.0 - 1Man CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Sky Blues in those games, with 5 conceded.

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Magpies have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man City's 31 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 29 points from their 24 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man City6222778
Newcastle Utd.64119413

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Newcastle Utd. on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Man City. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Man City Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Newcastle Utd. Last drawn game 5 outings ago.