FootyMAD's Southampton match preview

Last updated : 14 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Southampton fixture

Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain Southampton at St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 27 wins out of 37 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was just last season, in October 2003, the Magpies carving out a narrow 1-0 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:
2004/2005Sun 19 SepSouthampton1 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Wed 12 MaySouthampton3 - 3Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 03 JanSouthampton0 - 3Newcastle Utd.FAC
2003/2004Sat 04 OctNewcastle Utd.1-0SouthamptonPREM
2002/2003Sat 14 DecSouthampton1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 16 NovNewcastle Utd.2 - 1SouthamptonPREM
2001/2002Sat 11 MaySouthampton3 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The Magpies's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

The away form of Southampton is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Saints have hit 6 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newcastle Utd. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 26 points from their 22 matches. Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 15 points from their 22 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.6222778

FootyMad's prediction ...

Attention punters! I see this as an opportunity for the Magpies to get the show back on the road by taking all the three points available. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
Southampton 8 games since last away draw.