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 74 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 February 2005, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sat 24 Sep||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 0||Man City||PREM|
|2004/2005||Wed 02 Feb||Man City||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 24 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||4 - 3||Man City||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 01 May||Man City||1 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 22 Nov||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 0||Man City||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 18 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 0||Man City||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 24 Aug||Man City||1 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Manchester City are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Sky Blues in those games, with 6 conceded.
Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. The Magpies's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
Man City's 31 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Newcastle Utd. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 22 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Sky Blues, as the Magpies have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Man City||Won 3 successive home games.|
8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Newcastle Utd.||12 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.