FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 11 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday 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 41 and win only 9 of the 68 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, the Red Devils carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sun 28 AugNewcastle Utd.0 - 2Man Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sun 24 AprMan Utd.2 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sun 17 AprNewcastle Utd.1 - 4Man Utd.FAC
2004/2005Sun 14 NovNewcastle Utd.1 - 3Man Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sun 11 JanMan Utd.0 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 23 AugNewcastle Utd.1 - 2Man Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 12 AprNewcastle Utd.2 - 6Man Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. In this time, Red Devils have rattled up an impressive 20 goals, and conceded 4.

Newcastle Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Magpies have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 57 points from their 27 games. Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 39 points from their 28 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.640216912
Newcastle Utd.651010216

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Red Devils, as the Magpies have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Won 8 successive home games.
9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 11 .
Newcastle Utd. 14 games since last away draw.
7 games since last defeat.