Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain Sunderland at St. James' Park on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 71 games played, Magpies have recorded 31 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 21 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was less than a year ago, in April 2008, with Newcastle Utd. running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 25 Oct||Sunderland||2 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 20 Apr||Newcastle Utd.||2-0||Sunderland||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 10 Nov||Sunderland||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 17 Apr||Sunderland||1 - 4||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 23 Oct||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 2||Sunderland||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 26 Apr||Sunderland||0 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 21 Sep||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 0||Sunderland||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. While Magpies have scored 9, a worringly large 13 have been leaked at the other end.
Sunderland's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the The Black Cats have hit 7 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Newcastle Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 23 points from 23 matches. Sunderland see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 26 points from their 23 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at St. James' Park for the Magpies and the Madmen are unable to see past Sunderland claiming victory in a close match.
|Newcastle Utd.||Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.|
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
|Sunderland||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|