FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

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History of the Newcastle United v West Ham United fixture

Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain West Ham United at St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 32 and lost only 8 of the 57 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was just last season, in August 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 17 SepWest Ham Utd.0 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 17 DecWest Ham Utd.2 - 4Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 20 AugNewcastle Utd.0-0West Ham Utd.PREM
2002/2003Sat 11 JanWest Ham Utd.2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2002/2003Mon 19 AugNewcastle Utd.4 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 27 AprNewcastle Utd.3 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sun 23 SepWest Ham Utd.3 - 0Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The Magpies's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

The away form of West Ham Utd. is pretty dire, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Hammers have conceded 14 goals in these games, and only hit 0 in reply.

Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 29 points from their 23 games played so far, West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 19 points from their 23 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.61239165
West Ham Utd.61237125

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Magpies's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past West Ham Utd.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
West Ham Utd. Not won in previous 14 away matches.