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:|
|2004/2005||Sun 19 Sep||Southampton||1 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Wed 12 May||Southampton||3 - 3||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 03 Jan||Southampton||0 - 3||Newcastle Utd.||FAC|
|2003/2004||Sat 04 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||1-0||Southampton||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 14 Dec||Southampton||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 16 Nov||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 11 May||Southampton||3 - 1||Newcastle 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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|Newcastle Utd.||Unbeaten run of 3 matches.|
|Southampton||8 games since last away draw.|