Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain Portsmouth at St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 15 and lost only 5 of the 29 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was just last season, in December 2004, 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:|
|2005/2006||Sat 01 Oct||Portsmouth||0 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 19 Mar||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||1-1||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 29 Feb||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 25 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 0||Portsmouth||PREM|
|1992/1993||Tue 09 Feb||Portsmouth||2 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||CHMP|
|1992/1993||Sat 12 Sep||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 1||Portsmouth||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.
The away form of Portsmouth is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Pompey have conceded 17 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Newcastle Utd. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 23 matches. Portsmouth are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 18 points from their 24 games thus far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Portsmouth is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Magpies in a close run game. Home Win
|Newcastle Utd.||Not drawn a match in their last 5 .|
|Portsmouth||9 games since last away draw.|
No win in the 4 most recent games.