Newcastle Utd. travel to take on Preston North End at Deepdale on Monday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Magpies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The last time the two teams met at Preston N.E. was way back in the black-and-white days of October 1980, with Newcastle Utd. inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the North End in a Second Division match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1986/1987||Sat 31 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 0||Preston N.E.||FAC|
|1980/1981||Sat 14 Mar||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 0||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|1980/1981||Tue 07 Oct||Preston N.E.||2 - 3||Newcastle Utd.||CHMP|
|1979/1980||Wed 10 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 0||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
|1979/1980||Tue 21 Aug||Preston N.E.||1 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||CHMP|
|1978/1979||Mon 16 Apr||Preston N.E.||0 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||CHMP|
|1978/1979||Wed 04 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||4 - 3||Preston N.E.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Preston North End have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While North End have scored 8, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.
Newcastle Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Preston N.E.'s 24 points from 16 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Newcastle Utd. are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 33 points from the 16 games they have played so far.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Although Newcastle Utd. have been far from successful in recent away games, I can see nothing other than an easy victory for them against Preston N.E.. Away win
|Preston N.E.||Drawn last 3 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Newcastle Utd.||9 games since last away draw.|
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.