FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 11 January 2008 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 at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Magpies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 43 and win only 9 of the 70 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2006, with Man. Utd. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Mon 01 JanNewcastle Utd.2 - 2Man. Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 01 OctMan. Utd.2 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sun 12 MarMan. Utd.2 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United could not have a more impressive recent home form, having won each of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Red Devils, with 3 goals against.

In complete contrast to Man. Utd., Newcastle Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Magpies have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Man. Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 48 points from their 21 games. Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 26 points from their 21 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.650111315
Newcastle Utd.6123475

FootyMad's prediction ...

Magpies are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Man. Utd.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd. Won 10 successive home games.
15 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Newcastle Utd. Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.