FootyMAD's Manchester City match preview

Last updated : 31 January 2006 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 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.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 24 SepNewcastle Utd.1 - 0Man CityPREM
2004/2005Wed 02 FebMan City1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
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

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.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man City63127610
Newcastle Utd.6213567

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

Sequence statistics:
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.