FootyMAD's Swansea City match preview

Last updated : 27 November 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Swansea City fixture

Newcastle Utd. play host to Swansea City at St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 10 and lost only 3 of the 16 games.

The last time the two teams met at Newcastle Utd. was more than a decade ago, in January 1995, with Newcastle Utd. running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1994/1995Sat 28 JanNewcastle Utd.3-0Swansea CityFAC
1983/1984Sat 31 MarNewcastle Utd.2 - 0Swansea CityCHMP
1983/1984Sun 16 OctSwansea City1 - 2Newcastle Utd.CHMP
1980/1981Sat 13 DecSwansea City4 - 0Newcastle Utd.CHMP
1980/1981Sat 18 OctNewcastle Utd.1 - 2Swansea CityCHMP
1979/1980Sat 19 AprNewcastle Utd.1 - 3Swansea CityCHMP
1979/1980Sat 24 NovSwansea City2 - 3Newcastle Utd.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Magpies in those games, with 4 conceded.

Swansea City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Swans's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 4 goals for and 3 against.

Newcastle Utd. are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 17 games giving them a return of 36 points. Swansea City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 28 points from 17 games.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.64028512
Swansea City64208314

FootyMad's prediction ...

Newcastle Utd. are starting to turn St. James' Park into a fortress, but the quality of opposition for this game makes your FootyMad panel believe the teams will share the spoils on this occasion. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Swansea City Undefeated in last 5 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.